Faculty Collaborating with the Energy Institute

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Allmendinger, Richard

Research Interests: Forearc Extension in a Strongly Coupled Subduction System, Northern Chile (NSF)

Email: rwa1@cornell.edu
Phone: (607)257-7122
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=rwa1

Brown, Larry

Research Interests: Seismic imaging of the continental lithosphere, GPR investigations of shallow subsurface.

Email: ldb7@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-6346
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=ldb7

Cathles, Lawrence

Research Interests: Professor Cathles' current research focusses on (1) the response of the earth to the load redistributions that occurred over the last glacial cycle with applications to mantle viscosity, global temperature and sea level change, (2) chemical changes induced by subsurface fluids flowing across gradients in temperature, pressure, and salinity with applications to mineral deposits, geothermal energy, and mineralogical changes during oil field production, (3) nanoparticle tracer tracer methods with applications to flow characterization, and (4) issues related to shale gas extraction.

Email: lmc19@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-2844
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=lmc19

Derry, Louis

Research Interests: Studying biogeochemical processes at multiple time scales, from modern environments to the evolution of couple biogeochemical cycles over Earth history.

Email: lad9@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-9354
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=lad9

Greene, Chuck

Research Interests:  Professor Charles Greene’s research interests range from the ecological dynamics of marine animal populations to the effects of global climate change on ocean ecosystems. More recently, he has led algal bioenergy research projects to help develop pathways for transitioning from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources. Professor Greene also combines his research and educational interests in ocean science and technology by promoting innovative training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Since 1993, he has organized numerous courses in marine bioacoustics that have trained over 300 students from 32 different countries. Professor Greene also supervises the Cornell-WHOI Masters of Engineering Program in Ocean Science and Technology.

Email: chg2@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-5449
Website: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=chg2

Jordan, Teresa

Research Interests: Jordan’s current research divides on two paths: documentation of natural Earth system history, and the geological controls on resources and their sustainable utilization. Examples of the first type are histories of climate change and of topographic uplift over thousands to millions of years in the desert of northern Chile, as well as the history of the 350-million-year ago marine environment in which the Marcellus shale formed. Examples of the second type are studies of water resources in the Atacama Desert, of geothermal energy in sedimentary basins, and of the relationships between Marcellus rock properties and the physical and chemical consequences of human activities related to natural gas extraction.

Email: tej1@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-3596
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=tej1

Keranen, Katie

Research InterestsKeranen's research interests include the growth, evolution, and deformation of continents. She is also interested in near-surface applications of geophysical techniques, raw data processing and interpretation.

Email: kmk299@cornell.edu
Phone: NA
Website: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=kmk299


Lohman, Rowena

Research Interests: Professor Lohman's specific research involves the use of satellite-based remote sensing observations of ground deformation before and during earthquakes. Her primary focus will be on identifying anomalous behavior along fault zones and ingesting these observations into models of the dynamics of earthquake nucleation and rupture by using geodetic observations of ground deformation, primarily InSAR. Much of her work will involve development of methods for fully capitalizing on the rapidly increasing volumes of imagery available from international satellite platforms.

Email: rbl62@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-6929
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=rbl62

Pritchard, Matthew

Research Interests: Research interests include solid-body geophysics, in particular earthquakes, volcanism, and subduction zones, planetary formation and evolution, remote sensing, glaciers, lunar geology, and subsurface energy systems.

Email: mp337@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-4870
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=mp337

Pryor, Sara

Research Interests: Professor Pryor is an atmospheric scientist who works on research topics including climate change mitigation using renewable energy, climate change vulnerability and adaptation for the energy sector and wind energy engineering. In 2014 Professor Pryor was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Email: sp2279@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-3376
Website:  http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/PeoplePlaces/Faculty/spryor/

Riha, Susan

Research Interests: My research program addresses the dynamic interactions of plants with their physical environment. The general approach has been to use biophysical models to analyze experimental data collected as part of growth chamber, greenhouse and field studies. The studies undertaken have contributed to our understanding of the impact of flooding on plant water relations, the impact of soil drying on plant growth and water use, and the importance of different surfaces to vapor transport under various crop, forestry and agroforestry systems. The process of utilizing biophysical models to analyze experimental data has in turn layed the groundwork for me to use plant-environmental simulation models to address a number of applied problems. These include such issues as the response of agriculture to climate change, the impact of climate variability on crop yield, improving the use of stored soil water by crops growing in a semi-arid environment, devising drought stress indicators for forest productivity and biodiversity, and enhancing water use in agroforestry systems. As my research program centers on soil-plant atmosphere systems and involves both modeling and experimental work, the studies often cross boundaries between more traditional areas of research (for example, soil physics and plant physiology, or agronomy and forestry) and research methodologies(experimental and theoretical).

Email: sjr4@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-1729
Website:  http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netId=sjr4

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