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Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science Faculty

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Joseph Bentz , Ph.D.
Joseph Bentz , Ph.D. Contact
Research Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Director, Laboratory of Pinelands Research
PISB 315
walter.f.bien@drexel.edu
215.895.2266
Research & Teaching Interests Community ecology (New Jersey Pine Barrens); fire ecology; natural resource management; restoration ecology; conservation biology with special interest in rare plants and the spatial ecology of the Northern pine snake. Department
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Carol Collier
Carol Collier Contact
Director, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program (ENSS), Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Senior Advisor for Watershed Management & Policy, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

crc92@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests Department
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Ted Daeschler
Ted Daeschler Contact
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Vice President for Systematic Biology and the Library, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 
The Academy of Natural Sciences
ebd29@drexel.edu
215.299.1133
Research & Teaching Interests Vertebrate paleontology, specifically vertebrate fauna of the Late Devonian Period in eastern North America Department
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Daniel Duran
Daniel Duran Contact
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 315
dpd56@drexel.edu
215.895.6441
Research & Teaching Interests Phylogeography, speciation, molecular ecology, and conservation genetics of insects Department
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Jon Gelhaus, Ph.D.
Jon Gelhaus, Ph.D. Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Curator, Department of Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Entomology, The Academy of Natural Sciences
jkg78@drexel.edu
215.299.1141
Research & Teaching Interests Biodiversity, evolution and ecology of freshwater insects, particularly Diptera, in New World and Mongolia; Biodiversity of insects in New Jersey Pine Barrens Department
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Richard Horowitz
Richard Horowitz Contact
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Senior Scientist, Fisheries Section Leader, Ruth Patrick Chair of Environmental Sciences, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Patrick Center, Academy of Natural Sciences
richard.j.horwit@drexel.edu
215.299.1092
Research & Teaching Interests Ecology of freshwater and estuarine fishes; watershed planning, management, and restoration; conservation of rare species; invasive species; phylogeography of freshwater fishes Department
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Susan Kilham, PhD.
Susan Kilham, PhD. Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 323
kilhams@drexel.edu
215.895.2628
Research & Teaching Interests Climate change; aquatic ecology; physiological ecology of phytoplankton ; tropical stream food webs Department
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Danielle Kreeger PhD
Danielle Kreeger PhD Contact
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 315
dak29@drexel.edu
215.895.1270
Research & Teaching Interests Physiological ecology, ecosystem services and restoration of suspension-feeding bivalves; ecology and restoration of coastal wetlands; climate change Department
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Stefanie A. Kroll, PhD
Stefanie A. Kroll, PhD Contact
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Project Science Director, Acting Macroinvertebrate Section Leader, Patrick Center of Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences

Stefanie.a.kroll@drexel.edu
215.299.1106
Research & Teaching Interests Watershed and stream ecology, aquatic macroinvertebrate ecology and as bioindicators, restoration ecology, human stressors on aquatic ecosystems, climate change Department
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Marie Kurz, PhD
Marie Kurz, PhD Contact
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Research Scientist & Biogeochemistry Section Leader, Patrick Center for the Environment, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Patrick Center, Academy of Natural Sciences
marie.kurz@drexel.edu
215.299.1018
Research & Teaching Interests Hydro-bio-geochemical controls on the sources and cycling of solutes in freshwater ecosystems; Reciprocal interactions between ecosystem function and solute availability, transport and retention; Groundwater-surface water interactions; Linking catchment-scale patterns in solute and ecosystem dynamics to process understanding; (Adaptive) management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems. Department
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Tatyana Livshultz
Tatyana Livshultz Contact
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Assistant Curator of Botany, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Academy of Natural Sciences
tl534@drexel.edu
215.299.1051
Research & Teaching Interests Botany; phylogenetic reconstruction; pollination biology; morphological and functional evolution of flowers; climate niche evolution; biogeography; biodiversity Department
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Amanda Lough, PhD
Amanda Lough, PhD Contact
Assistant Professor
PISB 314
amanda.c.lough@drexel.edu
215.895.6456
Research & Teaching Interests Department
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John Lundberg
John Lundberg Contact
Emeritus Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Emeritus Curator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Ichthyology; diversity and evolution of fishes
jgl43@drexel.edu
215.405.5069
Research & Teaching Interests Systematic biology, biodiversity and diversification of fishes, morphology and paleontology Department
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Richard McCourt, PhD
Richard McCourt, PhD Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science;
Associate Curator of Botany & Director of the Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


rmm45@drexel.edu
215.299.1139
Research & Teaching Interests Biodiversity; evolution; ecology; and, specifically charophyte and conjugating green algae. Department
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Michael O'Connor PhD
Michael O'Connor PhD Contact
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 318
mike.oconnor@drexel.edu
215.895.2637
Research & Teaching Interests

Physiological and biophysical ecology

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  • Department of Biology
Sean O'Donnell, PhD
Sean O'Donnell, PhD Contact
Professor
PISB 321
so356@drexel.edu
215.571.4177
Research & Teaching Interests

Animal behavior, neuroethology and brain evolution, social insects, tropical ecology

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  • Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
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Daniel Otte, Ph.D.
Daniel Otte, Ph.D. Contact
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Senior Curator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences
do332@drexel.edu
215.299.1188
Research & Teaching Interests Taxonomy and biogeography of Orthoptera, particularly grasshoppers and crickets; origin of species Department
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Marina Potapova
Marina Potapova Contact
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Assistant Curator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Diatom Herbarium, Academy of Natural Sciences
mp895@drexel.edu
215.405.5068
Research & Teaching Interests Taxonomy, ecology, and biogeography of freshwater diatoms Department
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Gary Rosenberg
Gary Rosenberg Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Pilsbry Chair of Malacology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Malacology, Academy of Natural Sciences
gr347@drexel.edu
215.299.1033
Research & Teaching Interests Magnitude and origin of species-level diversity in the Mollusca Department
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Jacob Russell
Jacob Russell Contact
Associate Professor
PISB 325
jar337@drexel.edu
215.895.1643
Research & Teaching Interests Molecular Ecology, Symbiosis, Metagenomics Department
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Jocelyn Sessa, assistant professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Evironmental Science, Drexel University
Jocelyn Sessa, assistant professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Evironmental Science, Drexel University Contact
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Assistant Curator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Academy of Natural Sciences, Room 304
jsessa@drexel.edu
215.299.1149
Research & Teaching Interests Paleoecology, ocean acidification, extinction recovery dynamics, global warming Department
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Ron Smith
Ron Smith Contact
Instructor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Director, DESLA Summer Program

rvs33@drexel.edu
Research & Teaching Interests Shorebird Ecology and Conservation; Amphibians of the NJ Pine Barrens; Restoration Ecology; Climate Change – Regional Effects and Education Department
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James R. Spotila , Ph.D.
James R. Spotila , Ph.D. Contact
L. Drew Betz Chair Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 324
spotiljr@drexel.edu
215.895.2627
Research & Teaching Interests Physiological ecology, Biophysical Ecology and Conservation Biology Department
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Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD Contact
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 314
loyc@drexel.edu
215.571.4673
Research & Teaching Interests Volcano remote sensing and monitoring, volcanic gases, igneous petrology and geochemistry, Large Igneous Provinces Department
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David Velinsky
David Velinsky Contact
Department Head; Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; VP for Environmental Research; Director and Senior Scientist, Patrick Center for Environmental Research; Section Leader, Biogeochemistry, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University  
Patrick Center, Academy of Natural Sciences
djv23@drexel.edu
215.299.1147
Research & Teaching Interests Fate and transport of chemical contaminants, Stable isotope and nutrient biogeochemistry; sediment geochemistry and deposition, water quality Department
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Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD
Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD Contact
Assistant Professor of Wetlands Science, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Wetlands Section Leader, Patrick Center for the Environment, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
elizabeth.b.watson@drexel.edu
215.299.1109
Research & Teaching Interests Wetlands Ecology, Global Change, Ecohydrology, Paleoecology, Spatial Analyses Department
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Jason Weckstein, PhD
Jason Weckstein, PhD Contact
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Associate Curator of Ornithology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Ornithology Department, Academy of Natural Sciences
Jason.D.Weckstein@drexel.edu
215.299.1023
Research & Teaching Interests Biodiversity, systematics, phylogenetics, and evolutionary biology of birds and their parasites. Department
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