Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Institute Fellows

Amanda Lynch

Director of IBES
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Polar climate modeling, Indigenous environmental knowledge, Climate policy analysis

Dov Sax

Deputy Director of IBES
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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

Lint Barrage

Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Environmental and public economics, Policy design and analysis, Climate change, Integrated assessment climate-economy modeling

Bathsheba Demuth

Assistant Professor of History

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

Scott Frickel

Professor of Sociology

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

Meredith Hastings

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Atmospheric chemistry, Nitrogen biogeochemistry, Stable isotopes

Tyler Kartzinel

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Environment and Society

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

James Kellner

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Structure and dynamics of tropical forests, Environmental remote sensing

Brian Lander

Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society

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

Stephen Porder

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Assistant Provost for Sustainability

Landscape-scale biogeochemistry in tropical forests, Tropical agriculture

J. Timmons Roberts

Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Sociology
Climate and Development Lab 

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

Leah VanWey

Professor of Sociology
Associate Provost for Academic Space 

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

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

Samiah Moustafa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society

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

H. Curtis Spalding

Professor of the Practice of Environment and Society

Environmental protection advocacy, policy, and administration

Kurt Teichert

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Sustainable design and environmental stewardship

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