Department Directory


Randall Boone

Research Scientist and Professor

Wildlife and pastoral ecology; Simulation; Teaching

Gillian Bowser

Associate Professor

My passion is connecting citizen science, art and science using multicultural perspectives and international agreements to global sustainability issues such as pollinator decline. I also believe in the integration of art and culture into ecological research and communication.

Rich Conant

Department Head

Tim Covino

Assistant Professor Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Steven Fassnacht


Snow Hydrology, Climate Impacts on Water Resources

Wei Gao


Regional Climate/Ecosystem Modeling, Remote Sensing, Solar UV Radiation Monitoring and Research

Ed Hall

Assistant Professor

Stephanie Kampf

Associate Professor Ecosystem Science and Sustainability


Melinda Laituri

Professor Emeritus Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Water resources, participatory mapping, geospatial applications for natural resource management

Michael Lefsky


Remote sensing, Forest Ecology

Melissa McHale

Associate Professor

Urban Ecology and Sustainability

John Moore

Director of NREL

Stephen Ogle

Full Professor and Senior Research Scientist

Elizabeth Tulanowski


GIS Educator with over 20 years of GIS experience, focusing on spatial analysis and the ArcGIS suite, extensive teaching experience, and a background in Natural Resources.