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The Center for Environmental Studies is a focal point for environmental research and instruction at VCU. The center relies upon the expertise of more than 30 distinguished faculty, expansive offering of environmental training, and a geographical information systems laboratory. Faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Center conduct nationally and internationally recognized research in environmental science, policy, health, and technology.

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Academic Faculty

Academic faculty in the Center are experts in a broad range of disciplines.

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Salvatore Agosta

Associate Professor
Physiological Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 106
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Dan Albrecht-Mallinger

Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 106
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Paul Bukaveckas

Full Professor
River Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-037
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Lesley Bulluck

Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-028
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Jennifer Ciminelli

Instructor
Geographic Information Systems
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Vickie S. Connors

Assistant Professor
Atmospheric science
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Rodney Dyer

Director
Landscape and population genetics
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 105
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Linda Fernandez

Associate Professor
Environmental Economics
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 203
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John Jones

Urban Food Systems
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 105D
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Daniel McGarvey

Associate Professor
Macroecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 205
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Stephen P. McIninch

Associate Professor
Fish Biology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room B-039
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Arif Sikder

Assistant Professor
Geochemistry
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Catherine Viverette

Assistant Professor
Avian ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104A
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James Vonesh

Associate Professor
Population and community ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 105B

Advising Staff

A critical component of our students success in Environmental Studies is their ability to successfully navigate through their degree programs and be aware of the multitude of opportunities for them at each stage.  We have a dedicated advising staff that … {blurb}

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Lindsay Freeman

Academic Advisor
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 107

Affiliated Faculty

In addition to our academic faculty assigned to the Center for Environmental Studies directly, our teaching and research missions are further supported by individuals whose primary appointment is in another unit but allocate effort to CES. The expertise and experience of these individuals enhances our core mission effectiveness.

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Edward Crawford

Assistant Professor
Rice Rivers Center: Wetland ecology
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 104C
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Andrew Parent

Adjunct Instructor
Outdoor Experiential Education
Office: Outdoor Adventure Programs
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William J. Shuart

Instructor
Rice Rivers Center: Environmental data management
Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 103C

 

Adjunct Faculty

In addition to our academic and affiliated faculty, we are fortunate to work with some of the best practitioners in the field.  By virtue of their expertise, the following individuals contribute to the deployment of our curriculum.

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John Bernier

Adjunct Instructor
Operational meteorology, broadcast meteorology, severe local storms, tropical meteorology
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Stuart Blankenship

Adjunct Instructor
Geographic Information Systems
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J. Clifford Fox

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental law and policy
Office: Trani Cener for Life Sciences, Room 105A
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William Godfrey

Adjunct Instructor
Social economic and environmental sustainability, sustainability education, sustainability design.
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Tim Kelly

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental Engineering, Global Climate Change, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Groundwater Flow Hydrology, Air Quality Modeling, Solid Waste Engineering.
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Stephen Oden

Adjunct Instructor
Oceanography
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Jeter “Bud” Watson

Adjunct Instructor
Environmental law and policy
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