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Kofi Akamani

Assistant Professor

Kofi Akamani

Email: k.akamani@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7464

Office: Agriculture Building 194-B

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Human dimensions of natural resource management
  • Resource-dependent community sustainability
  • International protected areas and conservation policy
  • Nature-based tourism and recreation planning
  • Resilience and vulnerability in rural and urban settlements


Andrew Carver

Professor, Director of Engagement

Andrew Carver

Email: acarver@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7461

Office: Agriculture Building 186-B

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Land-use planning and decision making
  • Environmental policy and forest economics
  • Mathematical modeling of human-environmental interactions


Logan Park

Associate Professor

Logan Park

Email:  logan.park@siu.edu

Phone:  (618) 453-7476

Office: Agriculture Building 194-D

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Recreation ecology
  • Dynamic computer simulation modeling of recreation trail and road systems
  • Custom instrumentation development
  • Protected area soundscapes
  • Sustainable trail design


Charles Ruffner

Professor

Charles Ruffner

Email: ruffner@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7469

Office: Agriculture Building 194-C

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Forest measurements
  • Dendrochronology
  • Historical ecology


Jon Schoonover

Professor

Jon Schoonover

Email: jschoon@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7468

Office: Agriculture Building 192-B

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Impacts of land use on water chemistry, hydrology, channel morphometry, and soil quality
  • Giant cane restoration
  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Riparian zone management in agricultural systems


Karl Williard

Professor

Karl Williard

Email: williard@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7478

Office: Agriculture Building 192-A

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Water quality
  • Hydrology
  • Watershed management


James Zaczek

Professor and Chair

James Zaczek

Email: zaczek@siu.edu

Phone: (618) 453-7465

Office: Agriculture Building 184-A

Profile

Research Interest:

  • Biology, ecology, and genetics of trees with emphasis on oak
  • Restoration and regeneration ecology of hardwood forest ecosystems
  • Stand dynamics in old growth hardwood forests
  • Ontogenetic changes in trees
  • Propagation of recalcitrant woody plants