Environment and Sustainability Experts

At the University of Oregon, environment experts seek to go beyond just "Earth-friendly, " and we are developing innovations, convincing lawmakers, and transforming businesses to implement advances that will adapt with our changing planet. Find a full list of experts in sustainability below. To refine, click on one of the sub-topics listed in the menu at the left.

To talk to an expert, contact Molly Blancett at blancett@uoregon.edu | 541-346-9134 (this number rings to her mobile phone).

Adell Amos, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Drought, Environment, Natural Resources, Wilderness, Conservation, EPA, Policy, Law

Brendan Bohannan, professor of biology and expert in microbes and our health

Brendan Bohannan, Department of Biology

Climate Change, Microbiology, Health, Sustainability

Mark Carey, History, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Glaciers, Environmental History, Water Management 

Bill Cresko

Bill Cresko, Department of Biology

Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

Edward Davis, Department of Earth Sciences, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Evolution of Large Mammals, Paleontology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology

Greg Dotson, School of Law

Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Climate Change Law and Policy

Ihab Elzeyadi, School of Architecture & Environment

Architecture, Design and Health, Sustainable Design, Indoor Environmental Quality, Occupant’s Productivity and Well-Being

Carolyn Fish, Department of Geography

Cartography, Map Design, Climate Change Communication, GIScience

Scott Fisher, Outreach Director of the Department of Astronomy

Scott Fisher, Department of Physics

Environment, NASA, Space, Astronomy, STEM, Eclipse, Science Communication, Science Literacy

Scott Fitzpatrick, Department of Anthropology

Archaeology of Islands and Coastal Regions, Historical Ecology, Seafaring Technologies

Daniel Gavin, Department of Geography

Dan Gavin is an expert in climate change and the impacts of climate change and fires on ecosystems over time (paleoecology). When talking about drought, Dan can weigh-in on the historical precedents for large or severe fires.   

Mark Gillem, School of Architecture & Environment

Brownfields, Urban Sprawl, Urban Design, Sustainable Urbanism, Urban Planning

Jessica Green, Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Biology, Sustainability, STEM, Women in STEM, Microbiology, Health, Germs, Engineering

Christopher Hendon, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Energy and Sustainable Materials Initiative

Computational Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Catalysis, Energy Conversion, Surfaces, Porous Materials, Specialty Coffee

Jim Hutchison

James Hutchison, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Energy, Solar Power, Products, Environment, Green Chemistry, Nanoscience

Bart Johnson, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Wildfires, Climate Change

Darren Johnson

Darren Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Water, Rare Earths, Environment, Agriculture, Industry, Waste, Green Chemistry

Craig Kauffman, Department of Political Science

Environmental Politics, Climate Change Policy, Sustainable Development, Environmental Law, Ecological Economics, Indigenous Environmental Law and Practices, Transnational Networks, Collaborative Governance of Forest and Watershed Ecosystems

Nico Larco, School of Architecture & Environment

Sustainability, Urban Design, Architecture, Green Cities, Urban Growth, Walkability, Livability

Christoph Lindner, College of Design

Globalization, Contemporary Art and Architecture, Urban Studies, History of New York City, Urban Sustainability, Cinema and Popular Culture

W. Andrew Marcus, Department of Geography

Geography, Human Impact on Rivers, Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Krista McGuire, Department of Biology

Microbial Ecology, Tropical Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change

Ronald Mitchell, Department of Political Science

Environmental Politics, International Relations

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Environment, Forest, Planning, Policy, Natural Resources

Andrew Nelson, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Management, Technology, Information Technology, Green Chemistry, Biotechnology

Josh Roering, Department of Earth Sciences

Landslides, Geomorphology, Erosion

Marc Schlossberg, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Biking, Transportation, City Planning, Community Development, Environment

Dave Sutherland, Department of Earth Sciences

Climate Change, Glaciers, Ocean, Global Warming, Environment, Polar Ice Cap, Melting

Doug Toomey, expert in earthquakes and volcanoes, professor of geophysics

Doug Toomey, Department of Earth Sciences

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Environment, Climate Change

David Tyler, expert in the life cycles of everyday items and Charles J. and M. Monteith Jacobs Professor of Inorganic, Organometallic & Polymer Chemistry

David Tyler, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Innovation, Environment, Energy, Plastic, Water, Natural Gas

Ray Weldon, Professor of Geological Science, expert in earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami and predicting each

Ray Weldon, Department of Earth Sciences

Earthquakes, Fault Lines, Environment, Tsunami, Tectonic Plate

Mary Wood, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Environment, Climate Change, Youth Climate Change Lawsuit, Native Lands, Atmospheric Trust Litigation