Faculty affiliated with the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program represent a wide range of disciplines at Purdue. The following faculty members teach in the NRES program, provide research opportunities and mentor NRES students.
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Albert Heber Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Sara McMillan Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Research interests: Water quality and nutrient biogeochemistry in rivers, wetlands, and floodplains; ecological success of stream and wetland restoration; ecosystem services provided by urban green infrastructure practices; water quality impacts of conservation practices in agricultural systems.
Shweta Singh Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Otto Doering Professor of Agricultural Economics
Areas of expertise: Public policy with respect to agriculture, resources and the environment
Research interests: Issues related to water quality, excess nutrients, climate change, soil erosion and conservation programs.
Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Natalie Carroll Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Linda Pfeiffer Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
Research interests: Systemic factors that affect the construction and effective translation of messages to engage the public in scientific issues.
Jason Ackerson Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Assistant Professor of Agronomy
Dr. Laura Bowling NRES Co-Director & Professor of Agronomy
NRES Co-Director & Professor of Agronomy
Beth Hall Indiana State Climatologist
Indiana State Climatologist
Linda Lee Assoc Dept Head/Professor of Agronomy
Assoc Dept Head/Professor of Agronomy
Michael Mashtare Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Assistant Professor in Agronomy and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Area of expertise: Soils and Soil Management
Research interests: Long term tillage plots; strip preparation plots; crop residue studies
Professor of Agronomy
Research interests: Aims to understand how crop plants adapt to stress and to develop strategies that enhance plant productivity and resilience. His work includes perennial species that must endure the heat and drought of summer, but also must survive stresses associated with winter and still thrive. He teaches AGRY 52500 "Crop Physiology and Ecology" that focuses on processes influencing crop growth and development, mechanisms underlying stress tolerance, and how management and genetics can be used to improve adaptation and performance.
Tony J Vyn Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences Professor of Agronomy
Botany and Plant Pathology
Scott McAdam Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology
Chris Oakley Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology
Research interests: Ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants: genetic basis of local adaptation and the consequences of genetic drift for adaptation and population persistence.
Earth Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Area of Expertise: Geomorphology and Quaternary geology, in situ cosmogenic nuclides.
Research interests: Studies of in situ cosmogenic nuclide production systematics, and applications to Earch surface processes in glaciated landscapes and deserts, paleoclimate, and active tectonics.
Matthew Ginzel Associate Professor of Entomology and Forestry and Natural Resources
Research interest: Chemically-mediated host colonization and mating behaviors of wood-boring beetles, which increasingly threaten North American hardwood forests.
Forestry and Natural Resources
Jeff Dukes Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences, Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Doug Jacobs Fred M Van Eck Professor of Forest Biology and Associate Head of Extension
Zhao Ma Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science
Bryan Pijanowski Professor of Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Laboratory
Area of expertise: Socio-ecological systems
Michael Saunders Associate Professor of Ecology and Natural Resources
Research interests: Sustainable management of Central Hardwood forests; natural disturbance-based silviculture; fire ecology of oak-hickory forests; effects of silvicultural practices on wood quality and timber value.
Maria (Marisol) Sepúlveda Professor of Ecology and Natural Systems and Associate Head of Research
Area of expertise: Ecotoxicology
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture