Climate Change Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Tish Yager (pyager@uga.edu) or visiting the Climate & Society website.

Biological systems across the globe are impacted by the physical and chemical changes resulting from climate variability and long term environmental change. Faculty in this group use interdisciplinary approaches in the field, state-of-the art methods, and modeling to examine and elucidate the regulation and dynamic feedbacks between the biosphere and climate. We work at multiple scales, ranging from individual organisms to marine and terrestrial ecosystems, to document the observed acute and chronic responses to climate change and develop predictive models to better understand our future world.

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Jill Anderson

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and population ecology of plants; global change biology;
field ecology; seed dispersal ecology; frugivorous fish.

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Brian Binder

Associate Professor
Marine Sciences

Ecology and physiology of marine pico-phytoplankton; regulation of growth in cyanobacteria;
application of flow cytometry to problems in marine microbial ecology.

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Alexander Bucksch

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology; Bioinformatics

Computational Plant Science, Phenotyping, Plant Imaging and Simulation.

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Julia Diaz

Assistant Professor
Marine Sciences

The role of reactive oxygen species in coral bleaching; Identifying
the enzymes involved in the utilization of alternative
phosphorus sources by marine phytoplankton characterizing
enzymatic modes of extracellular superoxide production by diatoms

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Marc Frischer

Professor
Marine Sciences

Role of microbial diversity in marine environments and the utilization of molecular methods
to investigate microbial diversity, interactions between micro- and macroscopic organisms and
the functioning of marine ecosystems.

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Amanda Frossard

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Characterization of surface-active organics in marine and anthropogenic aerosol
particles and their effects on particle growth and water uptake

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Samantha Joye

Professor
Marine Sciences

Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in aquatic systems (saline lakes, coastal environments,
deep ocean sediments). Biogeochemical and molecular ecological dynamics of microbial
community composition and microbial activity.

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Rodney Mauricio

Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of plants; invasive plants; genetics of adaptation.

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Christof Meile

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Marine Sciences

Biogeochemical nutrient cycling in porous media and aquatic systems, reactive transport modeling of microbially mediated processes.

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Mary Ann Moran

Professor
Marine Sciences

Ecology of marine bacteria in the carbon and sulfur cycles;
application of ecological functional genomics techniques to marine microbes.

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Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor and Head, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Plant Biology; Genetics; Bioinformatics

My unit’s work addresses dimensions of plant genome biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, linking increased fundamental knowledge to improved human lives.

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Joy Peterson

Professor
Microbiology

Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into value-added products, including liquid fuels.

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Dorset Trapnell

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary biology and population genetics of natural plant populations, specifically evolutionary
factors that shape patterns of genetic variation and mechanisms for partitioning and maintaining species-wide diversity.

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John Wares

Associate Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of natural populations.

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William Whitman

Professor
Bioinformatics; Microbiology

Evolution, ecology, physiology of methane-producing archaeon Methanococcus,
the marine alpha proteobacteria, and soil bacteria.

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Patricia Yager

Associate Professor
Marine Sciences

Marine microbial ecology and biogeochemistry; climate change.

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