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Craig Criddle, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research focuses on biotechnology and microbial ecology for clean water, clean energy, and healthy ecosystems.


Larry B. Crowder, Edward Ricketts Provostial Professor, Biology, Hopkins Marine Station; Science Director, Center for Ocean Solutions

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research centers on predation and food web interactions, mechanisms underlying recruitment variation in fishes, and on population modeling in conservation biology. Recently I have begun developing more extensive programs in marine conservation, including research on bycatch, nutrients and low oxygen, marine invasive species and integrated ecosystem management.


Lisa Curran, Professor, Anthropology; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research centers on natural resource extraction by transnational firms and the political ecology of land use, primarily in Indonesia and Brazil. My current research group works in Asian, African and Latin American tropical ecosystems to examine the socio-economic and political drivers of agribusiness coupled with community responses and change in livelihoods and land use.


Gretchen Daily, Professor, Biology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I am developing the field of countryside biogeography to forecast changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services in human-dominated landscapes, as well as to create a scientific framework for characterizing ecosystem services and incorporating their value into decision-making.


Jennifer (Jenna) Davis, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Center Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I research the intersection of economic development and environmental protection, with particular emphasis on cost-effective and sustainable water supply and sanitation (W&S) service delivery in developing countries.


Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Climate Dynamics; High-Resolution Climate Modeling; Earth System Modeling; Socioclimatic Analysis, Modeling and Prediction


Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, Biology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research interests include tropical forest ecology and conservation, species interactions, and evolutionary ecology of herbivore defense.


Robert Dunbar, W.M. Keck Professor; J. Frederick and Elisabeth Brewer Weintz University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Ocean processes, biogeochemistry, climatology/paleoclimatology, isotopic chemistry, ocean policy


William Durham, Bing Professor in Human Biology, Anthropology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I study indigenous resource management, human health, and conservation issues in the tropics. My current research focuses on environmental causes of emerging infectious diseases in tropical areas, conservation tradeoffs in the Galapagos Islands, and ecotourism as a means to poverty alleviation and self-determination among indigenous and local peoples.


Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Biology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I pursue long-term co-evolutionary studies of the structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations. A central focus of my current research is investigating ways that human-disturbed landscapes can be made more hospitable to biodiversity, primarily through the emerging field of countryside biogeography.