INSPIRES Faculty & Researchers

Theme 1: Advanced Sensing & Computing Technologies

Ali Abedi
University of Maine
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Expertise: wireless sensors and networks

Carol Adair
University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Expertise: biogeochemistry/ecosystem ecology, modeling, sensors, soil carbon

Aimee Classen
University of Vermont
Gund Institute for Environment/Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Expertise: ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry, soil models, scaling, biodiversity

Alix Contosta
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Expertise: terrestrial ecology / biogeochemistry;

Sarah Nelson
Appalachian Mountain Club
Director of Research
Expertise: atmospheric pollution & climate change, bio-sentinels, citizen science

Bruce Segee
University of Maine
Director, Advanced Computing Group
Expertise: intelligent instrumentation, industrial automation, artificial neural networks

Sonia Naderi
University of Maine
PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kenneth Bundy
University of Maine at Augusta
Department of Mathematics
Expertise: gas leak analysis

Rebecca Sanders-Demott
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center

Andrew Ouimette
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Expertise: carbon and nitrogen cycling in forest ecosystems

Dave Lutz
Dartmouth College
Environmental Studies
Expertise: simulation modeling, wireless sensors, remote sensing, ecological economics

Thayer Whitney
University of Maine
Undergraduate, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Victoria Nicholas
University of Maine
Undergraduate, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Theme 2: Environmental Informatics & Analytics

Kate Beard-Tisdale
University of Maine
School of Computing and Information Science
Expertise: spatio-temporal modeling, analysis & visualizaton 

Torsten Hahmann
University of Maine
School of Computing and Information Science
Expertise: spatial informatics & artificial intelligence 

Kasey Legaard
University of Maine
Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Expertise: Remote sensing 

Mary Martin
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Expertise: hyperspectral remote sensing data 

Peter Nelson
University of Maine Fort Kent
Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies
Expertise: remote sensing, hyperspectral, data analysis, UAVs, community ecology 

Silvia Nittel
University of Maine
School of Computing and Information Science
Expertise: Geosensor networks, wireless sensor networks, sensor data streams 

Marek Petrik
University of New Hampshire
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Expertise: data-driven decision making 

Donna Rizzo
University of Vermont
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Expertise: environmental & public health, sustainability & energy, geotechinical & geoevironmental 

Darren Ranco
University of Maine
Department of Anthropology
Expertise: indigenous communities 

Sam Roy
University of Maine
Mitchell Center for Sustainability Sciences
Expertise: remote sensing, hyperspectral, data analysis, UAVs, community ecology 

Larry Whitsel
University of Maine
Advanced Computing Group
Expertise: cyberinfrastructure 

Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh
University of Maine
School of Computing and Information Science
Expertise: machine learning algorithms and applications 

Jing Yuan
University of Maine
Post-Doc, School of Computing and Information Science 

Theme 3: Integrated Ecological Modeling

Aaron Weiskittel
University of Maine
Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Expertise: biometrics, sampling

Anthony D’Amato
University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Expertise: silviculture, forest ecology, forest management

Scott Ollinger
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Expertise: carbon & nitrogen cycling, forest productivity & succession, remote sensing, ecosystem modeling

Elizabeth Burakowski
University of New Hampshire
Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space
Expertise: snow, albedo, climate modeling, remote senging, citizen science, K-12 education

Mark Ducey
University of New Hampshire
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Expertise: forest biometrics, quantitative silviculture

Jane Foster
University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Expertise: ecosystem responses to climate change

John Gunn
University of New Hampshire
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Expertise: ecological forestry

Daniel Hayes
University of Maine
School of Forest Resources
Expertise: ecosystem modeling, remote sensing

Erin Simons-Legaard
University of Maine
School of Forest Resources

Lisa Scott
University of New Hampshire
PhD candidate, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Valeria Briones
University of Maine
M.S., School of Forest Resources

Zaixing Zhou
University of New Hampshire
Earth Systems Research Center
Expertise: terrestrial ecosystem and biogeochemistry modeling

Theme 4: Quantitative Reasoning in Context

Sara Lindsay
University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Expertise: sensory biology and marine ecology
 

Susan McKay
University of Maine
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
Expertise: science and mathematics education research
 

Laura Millay
University of Maine
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
Expertise: education research and evaluation
 

Laura Nickerson
University of New Hampshire
Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education
Expertise: professional STEM development for teachers
 

Franziska Peterson
University of Maine
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
Expertise: quantitative reasoning, mathematical literacy
 

Deborah Shulman
University of Maine
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
Expertise: science education, quantitative & qualitative analytical techniques
 

Regina Toolin
University of Vermont
College of Education and Social Services
Expertise: project-based learning, science education