Linda Amaral-Zettler
Associate Scientist
Josephine Bay Paul Center

Interests: Aquatic Microbial Ecology, biodiversity, genomics, transcriptomics, plastic marine debris, pathogen pollution, pH extremophiles

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Linda Deegan
Senior Scientist

Interests: Role of animals in ecosystems, stable isotopes and food webs; conducts research on Brazilian streams and at Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites at Plum Island (MA) and the Arctic.

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Kenneth Foreman
Director, SES

Interests: Nutrient pollution and eutrophication in shallow coastal ponds, salt marsh ecology, benthic fauna; conducts research in Waquoit Bay and West Falmouth (MA).

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Anne Giblin
Senior Scientist

Interests: Biogeochemistry; N, P, S and metal cycling in aquatic and wetland ecosystems; conducts research in Boston Harbor, Arctic LTER at Toolik Lake, Alaska, and in tropical watersheds and mangroves in Panama. Lead principal investigator Plum Island (MA) LTER

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John Hobbie

Distinguished Scientist
Senior Scholar

Interests: Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, mycorrhizae in soils, stable isotopes;conducts research at Arctic LTER in Toolik, Alaska.

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Julie HuberJulie Huber
Josephine Bay Paul Center
Assistant Scientist

Interests: Marine microbiology, oceanography, genomics, chemolithoautotrophy, life in extreme environments

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Jerry M. Melillo
Senior Scientist

Interests: Understanding impacts of human activities on the biogeochemistry of ecological systems using a combination of field studies and simulation modeling; conducts research at Harvard Forest LTER.

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Chris Neill
Director, Ecosystems Center
Senior Scientist


Interests: Forest and grassland biogeochemistry, conservation biology; coastal plain ponds and grassland restoration on Martha’s Vineyard (MA) and deforestation in Brazil.

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James W. Nelson
Assistant Research Scientist

Interests: Fish related components of marine ecosystems.

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Bruce J. Peterson
Senior Scientist

Interests: Water balance in Arctic and Siberian rivers, abrupt climate change, aquatic biogeochemistry, stable isotopes, element cycling; conducts research at Arctic and Plum Island LTER sites and Russia

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Edward B. Rastetter
Senior Scientist

Interests: Mathematical land computer simulation of ecosystem element cycles and climate effects, multiple element limitation.

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Gus R. Shaver
Senior Scientist

Interests: Physiological ecology of plants, role of plant species in Arctic ecosystem function, climate change; lead principal investigator at Arctic LTER.

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Jim Tang
Assistant Scientist

Interests: Plant-soil interactions, measuring and modeling element cycling and respiration in soils, climate change.

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Joseph Vallino
Senior Scientist

Interests: Mathematical simulation of microbial dynamics, coupled physical-biological models of estuaries, ecological engineering; conducts research at Plum Island LTER and Waquoit Bay.

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