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Sallie (Penny) W. Chisholm
Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Biology Home Phone: (617) 253-1771 Interest Areas: biological oceanography, microbial ecology Website Website

Microbial oceanography: the role of marine phytoplankton in the ocean’s “metabolism”; the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus as a model to study marine ecology from the genome level to the whole ocean.

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Philip M. Gschwend
Ford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1638 Interest Areas: environmental organic chemistry Website Website

Environmental organic chemistry: phase exchanges and transformation processes; the modeling of fates of organic pollutants; the roles of colloids and black carbons; and passive sampling for site evaluation.

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Harry F. Hemond
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-1637 Interest Areas: biogeochemistry, renewable energy Website Website

Earth’s biochemical cycles and development of novel observational systems to study those cycles; methods to interact sustainably with the natural environment.

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Heidi Nepf
Professor, Margaret MacVicar Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-8622 Interest Areas: fluid mechanics, ecology Website Website

Physical mechanisms which affect the transport and fate of contaminants and nutrients in surface water systems; wetland hydrodynamics, vegetated flow dynamics, and lake physics.

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Martin Polz
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Phone: (617) 253-7128 Interest Areas: environmental microbiology, microbial ecology Website Website

Exploration of structure-function relationships in microbial communities using quantitative molecular approaches, genomics, physiology, and modeling.

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Roman Stocker
Associate Professor Home Phone: (617) 253-3726 Interest Areas: physical ecology, environmental microfluidics Website Website

Physical ecology of microorganisms; microscale transport phenomena; microfluidic experiments to understand how physical forces and chemical signals shape the behavior of marine microorganisms.

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Janelle R. Thompson
Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization Home Phone: (617) 324.5268 Interest Areas: microbial ecology, microbial oceanography Website Website

Microbial oceanography: study of the relationship between the structure of microbial communities and their function using molecular biology, genomics, and genetics.