Experts by Expertise: Great Lakes

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  • Diana Aga.

    Diana Aga

    Director of the UB RENEW Institute

    Expertise: chemicals of emerging concern; industrial pollution; wastewater treatment; environmental impact of PFAS ("forever chemicals"), PCBs, PBDEs (flame retardants), pesticides, nanomaterials, antimicrobials, pharmaceuticals and personal care products; antibiotic resistance in the environment; target and non-target analysis; Great Lakes pollution

    Phone: 716-645-4220


  • Head shot of Joseph Atkinson.

    Joseph Atkinson

    Director of the Great Lakes Program

    Expertise: Great Lakes water levels, flooding and water pollution

    Phone: 716-645-2220


  • Head shot of Ian Bradley, University at Buffalo wastewater treatment and algal bloom expert.

    Ian Bradley

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 

    Expertise: wastewater treatment, algae, algal blooms in the Great Lakes and elsewhere

    Phone: 716-645-4004


  • Head shot of Stuart Evans, University at Buffalo weather, climate and atmospheric science expert.

    Stuart M. Evans

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Expertise: climate change, dust and dust storms, weather, atmospheric science, precipitation, monsoons, lake effect snow

    Phone: 716-645-0491


  • Head shot of Trevor Krabbenhoft, University at Buffalo faculty expert on fish ecology, aquatic ecosystems and invasive species.

    Trevor Krabbenhoft

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    Expertise: fish ecology (especially in rivers and lakes), genomics, evolutionary biology, invasive species, climate change, Great Lakes

    Phone: 716-645-4934


  • Head shot of Kristin Poinar, UB faculty expert on ice sheets and climate change.

    Kristin Poinar

    Assistant Professor of Geology

    Expertise: climate change, Greenland Ice Sheet, ice sheet modeling, sea level rise, Antarctica, Great Lakes ice cover

    Phone: 716-645-4286


  • Head shot of Alan Rabideau, University at Buffalo groundwater pollution and hazardous waste management expert.

    Alan Rabideau

    Professor and Chair of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: pollution, groundwater contamination, radioactive and hazardous waste management, mathematical modeling

    Phone: 716-645-4003


  • Head shot of Elizabeth, University at Buffalo faculty expert on climate change and precipitation.

    Elizabeth K. Thomas

    Associate Professor of Geology

    Expertise: climate change, Arctic ice sheets, precipitation, lake effect snow, sea level rise, monsoons

    Phone: 716-645-4329