Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Institute Fellows

Dov Sax

Interim Director of IBES
Professor of Environment and Society & 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Conservation biology, Species' responses to climate change, Species invasions

[email protected]
401-863-9676
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dov_Sax

Meredith Hastings

Deputy Director of IBES
Professor of Environment and Society & 
Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Atmospheric chemistry, Nitrogen biogeochemistry, Stable isotopes

[email protected]
401-863-3658
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meredith_Hastings

Bathsheba Demuth

Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & History

Environmental history, Russian & North American Arctic, Climate, Energy

[email protected]
401-863-2131
http://www.brdemuth.com

Scott Frickel

Professor of Environment and Society & Sociology

Environment-society interactions, Experts and knowledge/ignorance, Social movements, Social theory, Risk and disaster, Urbanization

[email protected]
401-863-2139
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/sfrickel

Daniel Ibarra

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society

Water cycle, Paleoclimate, Carbon cycle, Isotope geochemistry, Modeling, Climate change, Critical Zone, Weathering

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/dibarra

Tyler Kartzinel

Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Conservation biology, molecular ecology, and the evolution of species interactions

[email protected]

http://www.kartzinellab.com/

James Kellner

Peggy and Henry D. Sharpe Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Associate Professor of Environment and Society & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Structure and dynamics of tropical forests, Environmental remote sensing

[email protected]
401-863-5768
http://kellnerlab.org/

Brian Lander

Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & History

Environmental history and archaeology of China, Human impact on the biosphere

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/blander

Myles Lennon

Dean's Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & Anthropology

Environmental anthropologist and a former sustainable energy policy practitioner

[email protected]

http://www.myleslennon.com

Amanda Lynch

Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Polar climate modeling, Indigenous environmental knowledge, Climate policy analysis

[email protected]
401-863-5153
https://www.amandalynch.org/

Stephen Porder

Assistant Provost for Sustainability
Professor of Environment and Society & 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Landscape-scale biogeochemistry in tropical forests, Tropical agriculture

[email protected]
401-863-6356
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephen_Porder

J. Timmons Roberts

Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Environment and Society & Sociology
Climate and Development Lab 

Climate change policy, Environmental social science, UNFCCC, Climate justice

[email protected]
401-863-5152
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J_Roberts5

Laurence C. Smith

John Atwater and Diana Nelson University Professor of Environment and Society
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Arctic, remote sensing, river hydrology

[email protected]

http://northernchange.brown.edu/

Leah VanWey

Dean, School of Professional Studies
Professor of Environment and Society & 
Sociology

Climate and agriculture, Land use change, Human migration and environment

[email protected]
401-863-3184
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leah_Vanwey

Rachel Wetts

Acacia Assistant Professor of Environment and Society & Sociology

Political Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Race/Ethnicity, Sociology of Culture, Social Psychology, Organizational Theory, Social Theory, Computational Methods, Experimental Methods

[email protected]

https://www.rachelwetts.com/

Teaching Fellows

Dawn King

Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES
Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

Local food policy and politics, US energy policy and politics, Climate change and agriculture

[email protected]

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Dawn_King

Elizabeth Fussell

Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research)

Human migration and environment, weather-related disasters, Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, social inequality

[email protected]
401-863-5790

Elizabeth Lord

Visiting Lecturer in Environment and Society

[email protected]

Samiah Moustafa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society

Cryosphere, hydrology, climatology, remote sensing, and surface albedo

[email protected]
401-863-5327

H. Curtis Spalding

Professor of the Practice of Environment and Society

Environmental protection advocacy, policy, and administration

[email protected]

Kurt Teichert

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

Sustainable design and environmental stewardship

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/kteicher

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