Research at the Environmental Resilience Institute involves more than 100 faculty, postdocs, students, and organizations partnering with businesses, organizations, and government entities across the state. This is a list of those Indiana University faculty and postdoctoral researchers from several campuses who are collaborating on research.
Grand Challenge Sponsored Faculty
Global Climate Modeling
Kravitz is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Invasive Species and Landscape Ecology
Lau is an associate professor in the Department of Biology.
Functional Vegetation Modeling
MacBean is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography.
Regional Climate Modeling
O'Brien is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
With a recent focus on how and to what extent human-caused environmental change differs from the continual shifts the Earth has always experienced, Bertram builds models to show how complex biological systems respond to, interact with, and change their environments.
Elizabeth Grennan Browning
Midwestern/Indiana Community History
Browning studies how people in the Midwest have thought about environmental issues over time, how attitudes about the environment have formed and changed among different groups, and how evolving ideas about social justice have influenced these opinions.
With a focus on agricultural systems, Chenyang aims to identify and promote legal concepts that can help policymakers grapple with the realities of climate change and the risks that it poses to human populations.
In addition to designing tailor-made tracking solutions, Fudickar studies the timing of animals’ migration and reproduction to help determine which species may be more vulnerable to climate change and what threats migratory populations might pose to humans.
Midwestern/Indiana Community Studies
Houser examines how people are responding to climate change through survey research on flooding preparedness among farmers, Hoosier attitudes towards environmental threats, and more.
Through the lens of bird migratory patterns, Jahn investigates how ecosystems are changing because of environmental change and what that means for human health, food security, and environmental resilience.
Invasive Species Ecology
Through biological and community-focused perspectives, Muthukrishnan conducts research to understand, predict, and help control and prevent the spread of invasive species in Indiana and beyond.
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
With a focus on invasive species and water management, Sullivan seeks to uncover how people and groups with varying perspectives and priorities can come together to achieve meaningful progress in addressing climate change.
Artistic Social Practice
Engaging with animals, landscapes, and most recently fungi, Whiteman uses multiple media including photography and video to convey the deep and intrinsic ties between humans and other living things.
Spatial Analysis of Environmental Change
Infectious Disease Dynamics
Agriculture and Food Systems
Urban Green Infrastructure
Rivers and Landscapes
Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System
Migratory Behavior and Physiology of Birds
Kaitlin Alford, former Research Associate
Jennifer Brand, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Dustin Brewer, former Research Associate
Allie Downs, former Research Assistant
Luis Inaraja Vera, former Fellow
Tara Smiley, former Fellow
Bhuwan Thapa, former Postdoctoral Researcher
Pascal Title, former Fellow
Joon Woo Sohn, former Fellow