Research associate professor
Stacy’s research focuses on understanding the intersections between culture, health, and well-being, and the role of resilience and protective factors in reducing health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native peoples. Her expertise is in social and behavioral sciences and has a broad background in medical anthropology and psychology with specific expertise in the translation of cultural … Continue reading Stacy Rasmus
Robert H. Coker
Associate professor of biology
Coker’s primary research initiatives have been directed at the mitigation of metabolic stress under clinical conditions such as obesity, sarcopenia and alcohol disorder. Additional interests include maintenance of resilience under extreme conditions such as physical and environmental stress.
Roger W. Ruess
Professor of ecosystem ecology
Boreal forest ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, plan ecophysiology. Exploring how changing climate and disturbance regimes are affecting boreal forest composition and ecosystem function, and the consequences for climate feedbacks and social-ecological systems. Roger’s research focuses broadly on controls over carbon and nitrogen cycling in boreal forests. This includes studies on organic N cycling in soils, successional … Continue reading Roger W. Ruess
Juan Andrés López
Curator of fishes/Associate professor of biology
Fish biology, genetics, biodiversity. Studies fish diversity and evolution using evidence from anatomy and genetics to understand the biological processes that shape the distribution and variability of fish populations both living and in the past.