Faculty - Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Department of Animal Science
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Department of Forestry
Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station
School Of Planning, Design & Construction

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Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Steven Miller

Steven Miller
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Dr. Steven R. Miller specializes in applied economic methods for forecasting and impact analysis. As a graduate, Steven maintained and programmed the Oklahoma State University Econometric Forecasting model and served as investigator on several Oklahoma Department of Human Resources studies of TANF funding, and child support studies for impact and needs assessments. He has produced numerous impact assessments of Wichita, Kansas area businesses seeking state and local sponsored incentives, produced papers on aviation demand across competing regional airports, and papers on alternative estimation methods of systems modeling.
Phone: (517) 355-2153, e-mail: mill1707@msu.edu

Maria Porter

Maria Porter
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Maria Porter is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. She is currently involved in research projects in Burkina Faso, China, and the UK. This research involves work on intra-household labor allocation decisions, factors influencing households' adoption of new agricultural technologies, understanding adult children's motivations for giving transfers and support to parents, and household bargaining between spouses. She employs a variety of research methods, including randomized control trials, laboratory experiments, and survey data analysis. Maria holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Before coming to MSU, she was a research fellow at the University of Oxford. She has taught graduate courses in household and development economics, and undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomics and development economics.
Phone: (517) 355-2161, e-mail: mporter1@msu.edu

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Department of Animal Science

Steven Bursian

Steven Bursian
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Dr. Steve Bursian conducts research examining the effects of toxicants of industrial, agricultural, or natural origin on domestic animals or on wildlife species maintained in a laboratory setting. Gives lectures in undergraduate toxicology courses to better inform students of chemical contaminants in the environment and to prepare students for more advanced studies in the field.
Phone: (517)355-8415, e-mail:bursian@msu.edu

Janice Siegford

Janice Siegford
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Washington State University, Pullman

Janice Siegford has two main areas of research interest: (1) animal behavior and (2) animal welfare. My interests in animal behavior include cognition, communication, social behavior, and their neural basis, as well as companion animal behavioral therapy, and interspecific interactions. Her interests in animal welfare focus generally on understanding what current practices or environments impact animal welfare and determining how we can practically address these situations. In addition, she seeks to develop non-invasive automated strategies for collecting data about animal behavior and welfare from animals in their home environments.
Phone: (517)432-1388, e-mail: siegford@msu.edu

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Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies

Daniel Bronstein

Daniel Bronstein
S.J.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Daniel Bronstein teaches in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as the Medical School. Professor Bronstein is admitted to the bar in both Michigan and Maryland. In the American Bar Association he has served as Chair of the Committee on Environmental Law and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Rules and Procedure. He is one of the seven founders of the International Association for Impact Assessment and edited its international journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, from 1993-1999. He has served as a consultant to local, state and federal government agencies, private corporations and international organizations.
Phone: (517)432-1277, e-mail: bronstei@msu.edu

Christine Vogt

Christine Vogt
Ph.D., Leisure Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Dr. Christine A. Vogt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies. Her research area is tourism communications and the study of people collecting and using information to plan and take vacations. She also studies resident attitudes on tourism and natural resource issues, and survey and evaluation research techniques. She has many research studies and reports with Offices of Tourism, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, regional planning groups for particularly on park lands and trails, and various research units of USDA Forest Service. She is an associate editor for: Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Leisure Research, and Loisir. She is active in the National Park and Recreation Association, the International Travel and Tourism Association, and locally in Livingston County MSU Extension and the Southeast Livingston Recreation Authority.
Phone: (517)432-0318, e-mail: vogtc@msu.edu

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Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Erin Dreelin

Erin Dreelin
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Dr. Dreelin's research focuses on sustainable development and innovative storm water management practices to protect aquatic ecosystems. Dr. Dreelin's work also has a strong emphasis on outreach. She works with local governments to revise building codes in order to improve land development practices and to encourage low impact development and Smart Growth techniques. She is also the Associate Director for the Michigan State University Center for Water Sciences.
Phone: (517)353-7746, e-mail:dreelin@msu.edu

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Dr. Daniel Hayes' position is funded through the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management, a cooperative venture between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University. His primary research interest is to determine how fish habitat affects their population dynamics. By linking population dynamics with habitat, he hopes to help fishery managers in their goal of sustaining valuable fisheries. In addition to this, he is also interested in the impact of fishing on fish populations, as well as the general ecology of fishes.
Phone: (517)432-3781, e-mail: haynesdan@msu.edu

Michael Jones

Michael Jones
Ph.D., Zoology, University of British Columbia

Dr. Michael Jones' research program focuses on fish population dynamics and ecology, resource management, and simulation modeling. He is especially interested in how uncertainty and risk affect resource management decision-making. He works closely with fishery management agencies to apply my research findings to current and emerging management issues. Together with Co-Director Jim Bence, he established the Quantitative Fisheries Center in 2005 to facilitate this relationship and foster better management of fisheries, especially in the Great Lakes region.
Phone: (517)432-0465, e-mail:jonesm30@msu.edu

Cheryl Murphy

Cheryl Murphy
Ph.D, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
M.S., Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Alberta.
Area of Expertise: Aquatic Toxicology; effects of contaminants on fish populations

Dr. Cheryl Murphy is interested in the way fish respond to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like steroids, PCBs and mercury. Her research is especially concerned with the sub-lethal effects of chemicals on fish.
Phone: (517)432-7771, e-mail: camurphy@msu.edu

Kim Scribner

Kim Scribner
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Georgia

Dr. Kim Scribner is an evolutionary ecologist with broad interests in population genetics and vertebrate life history, demography and behavior. Research in his lab involves novel application of molecular genetic markers and evolutionary theory to examine important questions in ecological genetics and conservation biology including: levels of gene flow through heterogeneous aquatic and terrestrial landscapes, the evolution of life history traits as adaptations to thermal spawning environments, how environmental heterogeneity and mating systems affect inter-individual variance in reproductive success and genealogical relationships within populations, intra-specific and comparative phylogeography, and development of non-invasive DNA collection methods to estimate population abundance and spatial genetic structure. He is one of several faculty in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife who holds a cooperative appointment through the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM) program with regional Fisheries and Wildlife agencies. His appointment is affiliated with the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Phone: (517)353-3288, e-mail:scribne3@msu.edu

William Taylor

William Taylor
Zoology, Arizona State University

Dr. William Taylor is a Professor Emeritus.
Phone: (517)353-3048, e-mail:taylorw@msu.edu

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Department of Forestry

Larry Leefers

Larry Leefers
Ph.D., Forest Economics, Michigan State University

Dr. Leefers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry with research interests in Forest Economics and Policy. He has taught FOR 101 Michigan's Forests and FOR466 Natural Resources Policy. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Society of American Foresters (SAF), and Xi Sigma Pi Honorary Forestry Society.
Phone: (517)355-0097, e-mail:leefers@msu.edu

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Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station

Steve Pueppke

Steve Pueppke
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Cornell University

Steve Pueppke works to translate MSU's land-grant roots and values into a strong, vibrant foundation of research and technology transfer that continue to be an engine for economic development in Michigan. He is also director of the Office of Biobased Technologies.
Phone: (517)355-0123x110, e-mail:pueppke@msu.edu

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School Of Planning, Design and Construction

Eva Kassens

Eva Kassens
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Eva Kassens is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Transport Planning in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University. She holds a joint appointment with the Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP). Her research work centers around sustainability and large scale urban planning projects that are triggered by global forces. Her research interests include Transport Planning for Extreme Events, Urban Planning and Policy during Rapid Urban Change Processes, International Planning, Disaster Prevention and Recovery, and Emergency Preparedness.
Phone: (517)432-8085, e-mail:kasssens@msu.edu

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