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About our Experts

The Carolina environmental expert listing consists of all researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill engaged in educational, research and/or community engagement activities related to environmental science and studies. They collectively make up the interdisciplinary community of environmental scholars on campus, providing a group to which students, faculty, administrators and outside organizations can turn to for expertise in environmental education, research and/or community engagement. Learn more about Carolina’s Environmental Programs.

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Conghe Song

csong@email.unc.edu
Chair
Department of Geography and Environment

Professor
Department of Geography and Environment

Expertise:

vegetation, remote sensing, GIS, forestry, forest ecosystems, land-cover/land-use change, global climate change, ecological modeling, human-environment interactions


Yan Song

ys@email.unc.edu
Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning

Expertise:

low carbon and green cities, plan evaluation, land use development and regulations, spatial analysis of urban spatial structure and urban form, land use and transportation integration, how to accommodate research in the above fields by using planning supporting systems, such as GIS and other computer-aided planning tools


Danielle Spurlock

dspurloc@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning

Expertise:

research, teaching, land use, environmental planning, community engagement, community-based participatory research, public health, planning, housing and community development, hazard preparedness and planning


Jill Stewart

jill.stewart@unc.edu
Deputy Director
Center for Galapagos Studies

Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Expertise:

research, teaching, service, environmental microbiology, water quality, antimicrobial resistance, one health, global health


Kevin Stewart

kgstewar@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor
Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Expertise:

structural geology, tectonics, Appalachian geology, geochronology, thermobarometry, sedimentology/stratigraphy


Alan Stiven

alan_stiven@unc.edu
Professor Emeritus
Department of Biology

Expertise:

ecological genetics of intertidal mussels, population biology and regulation of terrestrial gastropods, impact of highways on selected fauna, small-scale movements in stream fish, population regulation processes


David Stotts

stotts@cs.unc.edu
Professor
Department of Computer Science

Expertise:

computer-supported cooperative work, hypermedia, software engineering and formal methods, programming languages and concurrency, interoperable distributed systems


Bryan Stuart

bryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Biology

Expertise:

biodiversity, systematics and conservation of amphibians and reptiles


Nur Sunar

Nur_Sunar@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
Associate Professor of Operations
Kenan-Flagler Business School

Expertise:

renewable energy technologies, solar, rooftop solar, sustainability, smart city technologies,Internet of Things, smart meters, residential batteries


Donna Surge

donna64@email.unc.edu
Professor
Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Expertise:

paleoclimatology, paleoecology, low-temperature geochemistry, archaeology, climatic and ecological archives contained in accretionary, hard-part remains of coastal marine, estuarine, freshwater shellfish and finfish from Holocene archaeological deposits and Neogene fossil deposits


Jason Surratt

surratt@unc.edu
Professor
Department of Chemistry

Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Expertise:

research, teaching, service, outreach, air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol chemistry, secondary organic aerosol formation, multiphase atmospheric chemistry, emerging contaminants like PFAS


Jayashankar Swaminathan

msj@unc.edu
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations
Kenan-Flagler Business School

Expertise:

e-business, e-commerce, sustainable enterprise, global business, supply-chain management, operations, emerging markets


Paul Taillie

ptaillie@unc.edu
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Environment

Expertise:

wildlife conservation, vertebrate community ecology, global change, remote sensing


Lindsey Smith Taillie

taillie@unc.edu
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition

Expertise:

climate, food waste, waste


Jessica Tanner

jltanner@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor
Department of Romance Studies

Expertise:

research, teaching, service, environmental humanities, critical theory, 19th-century and French literature and culture


Hill Taylor

hilltaylor@unc.edu
Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Expertise:

environmental justice, environmental studies


Matthew Taylor

mattheta@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Expertise:

environmental humanities, critical theory (including posthumanism, biopolitics, science and technology studies, and critical race theory), nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature


Joseph Templeton

joetemp@unc.edu
Francis Preston Venable Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry

Expertise:

organometallic chemistry, alkane activation reactions, strategies for hydrogen generation, photochemical energy schemes


Andreas Teske

teske@email.unc.edu
Professor
Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Expertise:

microbiology of sulfur and methane cycle in extreme marine communities, especially deep-sea hydrothermal vents and the deep marine subsurface, physiology and ecology of uncultured microorganisms, using biogeochemical methods (diagnostic biomarkers, isotope studies) and genomic approaches


Meenu Tewari

mtewari@unc.edu
Professor
Department of City and Regional Planning

Expertise:

political economy of economic and industrial development, poverty alleviation, small firms, and the urban informal economy from a comparative, institutional perspective, economic development, historical and institutional analysis of development processes, microeconomics