Ecology Faculty

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong tradition of expertise in ecology. Ecologists can be found in departments throughout the university in diverse disciplines ranging from the full spectrum of ecological sciences to landscape architecture and engineering.

Nick Balster

Position title: Professor, Soil Science

Bill Bland

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Soil Science Chair, Agroecology

Email: wlbland@wisc.edu

James G. Bockheim

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Soil Science Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: bockheim@wisc.edu

Zuzana Burivalova

Position title: Assistant Professor, Nelson Institute and Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: burivalova@wisc.edu

Steve Carpenter

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Zoology

Email: srcarpen@wisc.edu

Kerri Coon

Position title: Assistant Professor, Bacteriology

Email: kerri.coon@wisc.edu

James Crall

Position title: Assistant Professor, Entomology

Email: james.crall@wisc.edu

William Cronon

Position title: Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies

Email: wcronon@wisc.edu

Ellen Damschen

Position title: Professor, Zoology

Email: damschen@wisc.edu

Ankur R. Desai

Position title: Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Center for Climatic Research (CCR) and Center for Sustainability and Global Environment (SAGE)

Email: desai@aos.wisc.edu

Calvin DeWitt

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Email: cbdewitt@facstaff.wisc.edu

Hilary Dugan

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology

Email: hdugan@wisc.edu

Holly Gibbs

Position title: Associate Professor, Geography and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Email: hkgibbs@wisc.edu

Thomas J. Givnish

Position title: Henry Allan Gleason Professor, Botany and Environmental Studies

Email: givnish@wisc.edu

Tony L. Goldberg

Position title: Professor of Epidemiology, Pathobiological Sciences

Email: tgoldberg@vetmed.wisc.edu

Linda Graham

Position title: Professor Emerita, Botany and Freshwater and Marine Sciences

Email: lkgraham@wisc.edu

Claudio Gratton

Position title: Professor, Entomology

Email: cgratton@wisc.edu

Russell Groves

Position title: Professor and Chair, Entomology

Email: rgroves@wisc.edu

Christelle Guedot

Position title: Associate Professor, Entomology

Email: guedot@wisc.edu

John A. Harrington

Position title: Professor, Landscape Architecture

Email: jaharrin@wisc.edu

Alfred Hartemink

Position title: Associate Professor, Soil Science; Secretary General, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)

Email: hartemink@wisc.edu

Tracey Holloway

Position title: Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, Environmental Studies and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Email: taholloway@wisc.edu

Sara C. Hotchkiss

Position title: Professor, Botany; Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and Environment, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research

Email: shotchkiss@wisc.edu

Evelyn A. Howell

Position title: Professor, Landscape Architecture

Email: eahowell@wisc.edu

Anthony R. Ives

Position title: Professor, Integrative Biology

Email: arives@wisc.edu

Randall D. Jackson

Position title: Professor, Agronomy

Email: rdjackson@wisc.edu

William Karasov

Position title: Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: wkarasov@wisc.edu

Ken Keefover-Ring

Position title: Assistant Professor, Botany and Geography

Email: ken.keefoverring@wisc.edu

Eric L. Kruger

Position title: Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: elkruger@wisc.edu

Chris Kucharik

Position title: Professor, Agronomy and Environmental Studies

Email: kucharik@wisc.edu

Carol Lee

Position title: Professor, Center of Rapid Evolution

Email: carollee@wisc.edu

Richard L. Lindroth

Position title: Professor of Ecology, Entomology; Adjunct Professor, Zoology; Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Email: lindroth@wisc.edu

Steven Loheide

Position title: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: loheide@wisc.edu

Craig G. Lorimer

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: clorimer@wisc.edu

Erika Marin-Spiotta

Position title: Professor, Geography

Email: marinspiotta@geography.wisc.edu

Kate McCulloh

Position title: Associate Professor, Botany

Email: kmcculloh@wisc.edu

Katherine McMahon

Position title: Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Bacteriology

Email: tmcmahon@engr.wisc.edu

Gregg Mitman

Position title: Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies

Email: gmitman@med.wisc.edu

David J. Mladenoff

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: djmladen@facstaff.wisc.edu

Lisa Naughton

Position title: Associate Professor, Geography Research Fellow, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International

Email: lnaughto@wisc.edu

John Orrock

Position title: Professor, Integrative Biology

Email: jorrock@wisc.edu

Mutlu Ozdogan

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest Ecology Assistant Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Email: ozdogan@wisc.edu

Jonathan Patz

Position title: Professor, Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences

Email: patz@wisc.edu

Jonathan Pauli

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: jnpauli@wisc.edu

Zach Peery

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: mpeery@wisc.edu

Anna Pidgeon

Position title: Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: apidgeon@facstaff.wisc.edu

Volker C. Radeloff

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: radeloff@wisc.edu

Kenneth F. Raffa

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Entomology

Email: raffa@entomology.wisc.edu

Mark Renz

Position title: Professor, Agronomy

Email: mrenz@wisc.edu

Christine Ribic

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: caribic@wisc.edu

Adena Rissman

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: arrissman@wisc.edu

Morgan Robertson

Position title: Assistant Professor, Geography

Email: mmrobertson@wisc.edu

Annemarie Schneider

Position title: Assistant Professor, Geography and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Email: aschneider4@wisc.edu

Sean Schovile

Position title: Associate Professor, Entomology

Email: schoville2@wisc.edu

Janet Silbernagel

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Email: jmsilber@wisc.edu

Doug Soldat

Position title: Assistant Professor, Soil Science

Email: djsoldat@wisc.edu

Emily H. Stanley

Position title: Professor, Integrative Biology

Email: ehstanley@wisc.edu

Glen R. Stanosz

Position title: Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: grs@plantpath.wisc.edu

Shawn Steffan

Position title: Assistant Professor, Entomology

Email: steffan@entomology.wisc.edu

Dave Stoltenberg

Position title: Professor, Agronomy

Email: destolte@facstaff.wisc.edu

Paul Stoy

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Email: pcstoy@wisc.edu

Ken Sytsma

Position title: Professor, Botany

Email: kjsytsma@wisc.edu

Philip A. Townsend

Position title: Associate Professor of Forest Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Email: ptownsend@wisc.edu

Adrian Treves

Position title: Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Email: atreves@wisc.edu

Amy Trowbridge

Position title: Assistant Professor, Entomology

Email: amtrowbridge@wisc.edu

Monica G. Turner

Position title: Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology, Department of Integrative Biology

Email: turnermg@wisc.edu

Timothy R. Van Deelen

Position title: Assistant Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: trvandeelen@wisc.edu

Jake Vander Zanden

Position title: Professor, Center for Limnology

Email: mjvanderzand@wisc.edu

Steve Ventura

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Soil Science

Email: sventura@wisc.edu

Jesse Weber

Position title: Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology

Email: jnweber2@wisc.edu

Thea Whitman

Position title: Assistant Professor, Soil Science

Email: twhitman@wisc.edu

Grace Wilkinson

Position title: Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology

Email: gwilkinson@wisc.edu

John W. Williams

Position title: Professor, Geography

Email: jww@geography.wisc.edu

Joy Zedler

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Botany

Email: jbzedler@wisc.edu

Paul Zedler

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Email: phzedler@wisc.edu

Benjamin Zuckerberg

Position title: Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Email: bzuckerberg@wisc.edu