Biennial Report 2014-2015

Faculty at SoMAS

New Faculty

New Biogeochemists

Endowed Professorships

Retirees

Bassem Allam

Bassem Allam

Endowed Professor of Marinetics

Pathobiology and Immunobiology of Marine Shellfish

Josephine Aller

Josephine Aller

Professor

Marine benthic ecology, invertebrate zoology,marine microbiology, biogeochemistry

Robert Aller

Robert Aller

Distinguished Professor

Marine biogeochemistry, marine animal-sediment relations.

Steven Beaupré

Steven Beaupré

Assistant Professor

Biogeochemistry

David Black

David Black

Associate Professor

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep-sea sediments, marine micropaleontology

Henry Bokuniewicz

Henry Bokuniewicz

Distinguished Service Professor

Near shore transport processes, coastal groundwater hydrology, coastal sedimentation, marine geophysics

Malcolm Bowman

Malcolm Bowman

Distinguished Service Professor

Coastal ocean and estuarine dynamics

Kurt Bretsch

Kurt Bretsch

Lecturer / Faculty Director, Semester by the Sea

Marine and Environmental Science Education, Coastal Community Ecology

Bruce Brownawell

Bruce Brownawell

Associate Professor

Biogeochemistry of organic pollutants in seawater and groundwater.

Robert Cerrato

Robert Cerrato

Associate Professor

Benthic ecology, population and community dynamics.

Edmund Chang

Edmund Chang

Professor

Atmospheric dynamics and diagnoses, climate dynamics, synoptic meteorology

Demian Chapman

Demian Chapman

Associate Professor

Molecular ecology, conservation, elasmobranch (sharks, batoids) biology, acoustic and satellite telemetry, marine reserve design, evolution of vertebrate mating systems and mate choice, wildlife forensics

J. Kirk Cochran

J. Kirk Cochran

Professor

Marine geo-chemistry, use of radionuclides as geochemical tracers; diagenesis of marine sediments.

Brian Colle

Brian Colle

Professor / Director, ITPA

Extreme weather, coastal meteorology, weather forecasting, regional climate change

Jackie Collier

Jackie Collier

Associate Professor

Phytoplankton physiological ecology; Biocomplexity and microbial diversity; Planktonic ecosystem processes in marine, estuarine, and freshwater systems

David Conover

David Conover

Professor

Ecology of fish, fisheries biology

Nolwenn Dheilly

Nolwenn Dheilly

Assistant Professor

Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions

Anthony Dvarskas

Anthony Dvarskas

Assistant Professor

Environmental economics, ecosystem services and resilience of coastal ecosystems, economics of restoration, natural capital accounting

Ali Farhadzadeh

Ali Farhadzadeh

Assistant Professor

Nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, wave-current-sediment-structure interaction, resilient coastal protection systems, coastal flooding

Nicholas Fisher

Nicholas Fisher

Distinguished Professor / Director, CIDER

Marine phytoplankton physiology and ecology, biogeo-chemistry of metals, marine pollution

Charles Flagg

Charles Flagg

Research Professor

Continental Shelf Dynamics, Bio-Physical Interactions in Shelf Systems, Climate Change Effects on Coastal Systems, Shipboard ADCPs on Volunteer Observing Ships

Roger Flood

Roger Flood

Professor

Marine geology, sediment dynamics, continental margin sedimentation

Michael French

Michael French

Assistant Professor

supercell and tornado dynamics; Doppler weather radar applications; mesoscale meteorology

Michael Frisk

Michael Frisk

Associate Professor

Fish ecology, population modeling and life history theory

Christopher Gobler

Christopher Gobler

Professor

Coastal ecosystem ecology, climate change, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton, ocean acidification, effects of multiple stressors on coastal marine resources, aquatic biogeochemistry

Sultan Hameed

Sultan Hameed

Professor

Climate change: analysis, impacts, and predictability

Marat Khairoutdinov

Marat Khairoutdinov

Associate Professor

Climate modeling, high-resolution cloud modeling, cloud microphysics, super-parameterization, massively parallel super-computing, cloud parameterization

Hyemi Kim

Hyemi Kim

Assistant Professor

low frequency climate variability, tropical meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interaction, prediction and predictability, tropical cyclone activity, extreme events

Daniel Knopf

Daniel Knopf

Associate Professor

Atmospheric Chemistry, Microphysics and Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols, Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry and Kinetics

Pavlos Kollias

Pavlos Kollias

Professor

Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics, Environmental Remote Sensing, Radar Meteorology and Technology

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Distinguished Professor

Ocean carbon cycle, marine geochemistry of organic compounds, organic and inorganic nitrogen-cycle biochemistry silicate and carbonate biomineralization

Ping Liu

Ping Liu

Research Assistant Professor

Climate change, dynamics and modeling; Unix/Linux supervisor

Darcy Lonsdale

Darcy Lonsdale

Professor

Ecology and physiology of marine zooplankton; food web dynamics of estuarine plankton and the impacts of harmful algal blooms.

Glenn Lopez

Glenn Lopez

Professor

Marine benthic ecology, animal-sediment interactions

Kamazima Lwiza

Kamazima Lwiza

Associate Professor

Structure and dynamics of shelf-seas and remote sensing oceanography

John Mak

John Mak

Professor

Stable and radioisotopes as tracers of chemistry, origin, and transport in marine and atmospheric environments

Anne McElroy

Anne McElroy

Professor

Aquatic Toxicology

Janet Nye

Janet Nye

Assistant Professor

Fish ecology, climate variability, global environmental change, ecosystem-based management

Bradley Peterson

Bradley Peterson

Associate Professor

Community ecology of seagrass dominated ecosystems

Ellen Pikitch

Ellen Pikitch

Professor / Executive Director, IOCS

Ocean conservation, fisheries management, ecosystem-based approaches, endangered fishes, sharks, sturgeon

Roy PRice

Roy PRice

Research Professor

Hydrothermal vents, water-rock reactions, toxic metal & metalloid cycling in coastal environments, arsenic bioaccumulation, vent-biota relationships, and alkaline shallow-sea vents

Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

Assistant Professor

Climate Modeling; Tropical Cyclones; Climate Extremes; Atmospheric Dynamics

Tara Rider

Tara Rider

Lecturer

Maritime and Environmental History

Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Endowed Professor

Marine vertebrates, fisheries policy, and raising awareness of ocean change

Mary Scranton

Mary Scranton

Professor

Marine geochemistry, biological-chemical interactions in seawater

Larry Swanson

Larry Swanson

Associate Dean, SoMAS / Director, WRMI

Coastal Oceanography, marine pollution, marine policy, recycling and reuse of waste materials, waste management

Gordon Taylor

Gordon Taylor

Professor

Marine microbiology, interests in microbial ecology, trophodynamics, anoxia, hypoxia, single-cell analysis, Raman microspectrometry and atomic force microscopy

Lesley Thorne

Lesley Thorne

Assistant Professor

Bio-physical and trophic interactions in marine ecology; application of spatial analysis and landscape ecology techniques to marine conservation

Nils Volkenborn

Nils Volkenborn

Assistant Professor

Sediment biogeochemistry, animal-sediment interactions, benthic ecology

Joe Warren

Joe Warren

Associate Professor

Acoustical oceanography, Zooplankton behavior and ecology

Laura Wehrmann

Laura Wehrmann

Assistant Professor

 

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Associate Professor

Estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics

Christopher Wolfe

Christopher Wolfe

Assistant Professor

Physical oceanography, large-scale circulation: theory and modeling.

Jie Yu

Jie Yu

Associate Professor

Ocean waves, environmental fluid mechanics and coastal dynamics

Minghua Zhang

Minghua Zhang

Professor / Dean, SoMAS

Climate modelling, atmospheric dynamics

Qingzhi Zhu

Qingzhi Zhu

Associate Professor

Chem-/Bio- Sensors, Marine Biogeochemistry, Trace Elements, Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity

Carl Safina is the inaugural recipient of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

Carl Safina is an international leader in ocean conservation and is the first endowed chair in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Through Carl Safina’s work, the Safina Center aims to help people understand how the ocean supports all life on our planet. This is a rare opportunity for the campus to celebrate academic and research excellence.

Marinetics Endowed Professorship in Marine Science

The Marinetics Endowed Professorship in Marine Science was made possible by the generous and gratifying support of a donor.  It is conferred to a SoMAS full-time faculty who conducts world-class research in one or more of the following areas: population biology of fisheries, fishery ecology, marine ecology, aquaculture, marine animals, marine animal health, marine habitat health, and closely related areas in marine science.

Bassem Allam has been selected as the first Marinetics Endowed Professor in Marine Sciences. This tremendous honor recognizes the quality, productivity, and importance of Professor Allam’s research. An investiture ceremony will be organized by the university to celebrate the conferral of the professorship. You will be invited to the event at that time.

Stephen Baines

Stephen Baines

Associate Professor

Aquatic ecosystem ecology, ecological stoichiometry

Jeffrey Levinton

Jeffrey Levinton

Distinguished Professor

Conservation biology, developmental evolution

Heather Lynch

Heather Lynch

Assistant Professor

Development and application of statistics

Dianna Padilla

Dianna Padilla

Professor

Aquatic ecology, applied ecology, conservation biology

Sheldon Reaven

Sheldon Reaven

Associate Professor

Science and technology policy; energy and environmental problems and issues; environmental and waste management, recycling and pollution prevention; risk analysis and life-cycle analysis; nuclear, chemical, and biological threats; technology assessment; homeland security and the war on terrorism

As representatives of the public for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), members of the Dean’s Council are the primary external force moving the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to the realization of its opportunities for mission fulfillment and service to its constituencies. Working with the Dean and his designated representatives, the Dean’s Council provides advice and guidance in the areas of planning, advancement, organization, and operations. The current Dean’s council members are:

Sarah Chasis Senior Attorney and Director, Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Rosalind Walrath Board, New York League of Conservation Voters.
Michael Halpern President, East Hampton Beach Preservation Society
Maureen Sherry Klinsky Board, Peconic Baykeeper
Robert Komitor Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP
Laurie J. Landeau, VMD Associate Director, Aquavet; Marinetics, Inc. and Co-founder, Marinetics
Xiaodan (Danny) Lu, Ph. D. President and CEO, Seawolf Technologies Inc., Chinawind Communications Limited
Robert J. Maze, Ph. D. Co-founder and Vice President of Marinetics, Inc.
Jane Ross Vice President, Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, Inc.
Andrew Sabin President, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
Dieter von Lehsten Co-chair, Town of Southampton Sustainability Advisory Committee
Michael White Environmental Law Practice
Michael J. Zeitlin CEO, Aqumin LLC
Christopher Zeppie Director, Environmental Policy, Programs and Compliance at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Ex Officio:
Minghua Zhang, Ph. D. Dean, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Deborah Lowen-Klein Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Stony Brook University
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