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Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science Faculty

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Ted Daeschler
Ted Daeschler Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, ANS
ANS
ebd29@drexel.edu
215.299.1133
Research & Teaching Interests Paleontology focused on vertebrate fauna of the Late Devonian Period 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, ANS
Entomology, ANS
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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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; Watershed Ecology Section Lead, Patrick Center of Environmental Research, ANS

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; Senior Scientist & Biogeochemistry Section Leader, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, ANS
Patrick Center, ANS
marie.kurz@drexel.edu
215.299.1018
Research & Teaching Interests Solute sources and cycling in freshwater systems; Stream metabolism & ecosystem functioning; Geochemical-ecological interactions; Groundwater-surface water interactions; Adaptive management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems. Department
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Tatyana Livshultz
Tatyana Livshultz Contact
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Assistant Curator of Botany, ANS
ANS
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, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 314
amanda.c.lough@drexel.edu
215.895.6456
Research & Teaching Interests Seismic events associated with volcanoes, both in eruptive cycles and in quiescence 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;
Curator of Botany, Director of the Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution, ANS

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 Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Department of Biology
Sean O'Donnell, PhD
Sean O'Donnell, PhD Contact
Interim Department Head (Biology), Professor
PISB 321
so356@drexel.edu
215.571.4177
Research & Teaching Interests

Animal behavior, neuroecology, social insects, tropical ecology, thermal physiology

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  • Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Department of Biology
Daniel Otte, Ph.D.
Daniel Otte, Ph.D. Contact
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Senior Curator Emeritus, ANS
Entomology, ANS
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
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Assistant Curator of Diatoms, ANS
Diatom Herbarium, ANS
mp895@drexel.edu
215.405.5068
Research & Teaching Interests Taxonomy; Ecology; Biogeography of freshwater and coastal diatoms Department
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Gary Rosenberg
Gary Rosenberg Contact
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; Pilsbry Chair of Malacology, ANS
Malacology, ANS
gr347@drexel.edu
215.299.1033
Research & Teaching Interests Malacology Systematic Biology Evolutionary Biology Department
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Jacob Russell
Jacob Russell Contact
Professor
PISB 325
jar337@drexel.edu
215.895.1643
Research & Teaching Interests Molecular Ecology, Symbiosis, Metagenomics Department
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Alexis Schulman
Alexis Schulman Contact
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Director of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program
Dolan Fellow for Innovation in Water Science, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, ANS
Patrick Center 336
as5293@drexel.edu
215.299.1025
Research & Teaching Interests Environmental policy and politics, urban planning, sustainability and resilience transitions, policy implementation, local knowledge and community science 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, ANS
ANS, 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
Phone: 215.895.2627
Lab: PISB 301 D1
Lab Phone: 215.895.1987
spotiljr@drexel.edu
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 322
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 and Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science; VP for Academy Science, ANS
ANS, 2nd Floor
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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Dane Ward
Dane Ward Contact
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 315
dcw33@drexel.edu
215.895.2266
Research & Teaching Interests Urban Ecology, Conservation Biology, Pine Barrens Ecology, Marine Ecology, STEM Diversity & Inclusion, International Education, International STEM Mentorship Department
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Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD
Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD Contact
Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science; Wetlands Section Leader, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, ANS
PCER, ANS
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, ANS
Ornithology Department, ANS
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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