Fellows | Research Scientists | Fellows Emeriti

Fellows

Fellows are faculty who govern the institute and help lead INSTAAR's research and education missions. Reach out to individual fellows for information about joining INSTAAR, especially if you are a prospective graduate student or staff member.

Michael Gooseff (he, him)

  • Professor
  • Co-Director, Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
  • PI, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER

Departments/Academic Programs

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Stream-groundwater interactions; contaminant transport/fate; polar responses to climate change; ecosystem processes in polar landscapes; aquatic biogeochemical cycling; water quality modeling

Tyler Jones

  • Asst. Research Professor

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Polar ice cores, abrupt climate change, Isotope geochemistry, glaciological and Earth system modeling, unmanned aerial vehicles, methane in permafrost (new pursuit), outreach

Astrid E. J. Ogilvie

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland
  • Professor Adjunct, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

Departments/Academic Programs

Specialty

Interface of social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences; long-term human ecodynamics and climate change.

Robert F. Stallard

  • Professor Adjoint
  • Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Research Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Departments/Academic Programs

Specialty

Biogeochemistry, hydrology, and geomorphology.

Scott Taylor

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Mountain Research Station

Departments/Academic Programs

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Hybridization, speciation, evolutionary ecology, and population genomics; impacts of anthropogenic change on species distributions, interactions, and evolution.

Bruce H. Vaughn

  • Research Associate
  • Manager, Stable Isotope Lab

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Isotopic analysis in global change, paleoclimate, glacier hydrology, atmospheric trace gases, and instrument development.

Research Scientists

These faculty scientists have appointments at INSTAAR. They lead and participate in research projects and programs, and often mentor students and otherwise contribute to INSTAAR’s education mission.

Robert Brakenridge

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Founder and Associate Director, Dartmouth Flood Observatory

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Space-based monitoring of surface water changes for humanitarian, research, and water management applications; includes changes related to floods, droughts, wetlands, shorelines, lakes, and reservoirs.

Fernando Briones

  • Research Affiliate

Departments/Academic Programs

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

The social dimensions of environmental change, resilience, social vulnerability, disasters risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the global south and US marginalized groups

Mickey Glantz

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Director, Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB)

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

African drought, the Aral Sea basin, desertification, food production problems and prospects; societal impacts of climate anomalies related to El Niño events and the use of El Niño-related teleconnections to forecast these impacts; developing methods of forecasting possible societal responses to the regional impacts of climate change; and the use of climate-related information for economic development.

Chris Jenkins

  • Research Associate
  • Senior Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, Australia

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Marine Geology, Oceanography, Stratigraphy, Data Integration, Linguistic Data, Carbonate Stratigraphic Modeling, Marine Geoacoustics

Craig M. Lee

  • Research Associate

Specialty

Environmental archaeology (landscapes, icescapes, seascapes); human responses to climate change; archaeometry (isotopic analyses); historical ecology.

Martin W. Miles

  • Research Associate
  • Research Scientist II, NORCE / Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Specialty

Atlantic Arctic ocean-ice-atmosphere system; Arctic sea ice; late Holocene climate and environmental change; Greenland and the Nordic Seas; contemporary changes and Arctic sustainability.

Cynthia Nevison

  • Research Associate

Specialty

Biogeochemistry, biosphere-atmosphere interactions.

Karl Rittger (he/his)

  • Research Associate
  • Executive Committee, International Snow Working Group
  • Member, Snow Albedo Working Group, NASA Hydrology

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Snow hydrology, remote sensing of ice and snow, earth surface energy and water balance, and large-scale data modeling.

Kimberly G. Rogers

  • Research Associate
  • Research Associate

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Specialty

Coupled human-natural systems; coastal hazards related to global change and anthropogenic processes; environmental governance; fluvial-deltaic sediment dynamics; continental margin evolution

Tania Schoennagel

  • Assistant Professor Adjunct

Departments/Academic Programs

Specialty

Fire ecology, landscape ecology, geographic information systems (GIS), dendrochronology.

Sharon Stammerjohn

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Adjunct Assoc Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Specialty

Polar oceanography and climate, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding environmental and ecosystem response to climate variability.

Fellows Emeriti

Fellows Emeriti are retired faculty but remain professionally active and contribute to the goals and mission of INSTAAR.

John Behrendt

  • Senior Research Associate Emeritus

Departments/Academic Programs

Specialty

Geophysics (aeromagnetics, gravity, seismology); tectonics, glaciology, polar geophysics, marine geophysics, Antarctic history.

John F. Hoffecker

  • Fellow Emeritus
  • Research Affiliate, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
  • Adjunct Research Associate, Illinois State Museum

Specialty

Archaeology and human paleoecology.

Wesley E. LeMasurier

  • Senior Research Associate Emeritus
  • Professor Emeritus, Geology, University of Colorado at Denver

Specialty

Volcanology and igneous petrology.

Vera Markgraf

  • Research Professor Emerita

Departments/Academic Programs

Specialty

South America and Southern Hemisphere paleoclimates; inter-and intra-hemispheric paleoclimate correlations.