University of Delaware

Delaware Environmental Institute

Habitat & Biodiversity

Jerry Kauffman, director of the Delaware Water Resources Agency, oversees numerous habitat conservation and restoration projects in the Delaware River watershed.

The mid-Atlantic region, drained by the massive Chesapeake and Delaware Bay watersheds, has been subject to rapid urbanization and suburbanization of previously forested or agricultural landscapes. Urbanization has been shown to increase the intensity and magnitude of surface runoff and shorten the time it takes for water and nutrients to reach water bodies. Further fragmentation of landscape parcels will likely continue to have repercussions for hydrology, water quality, and ecology of natural ecosystems, from marshes to forests. These land use challenges are also expected to intensify as future climate change spawns more extreme weather conditions, including droughts, heat waves, and severe storms.

The interests of DENIN affiliates focus on how the coupled influences of land use and climate change will impact the evolving health and integrity of complex terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how we can develop useful predictive models, with emphasis on understanding how these changes will alter the fluxes and cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Professor and Chair, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor, Art and Design, UD
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Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, UD
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Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Professor Emeritus, Marine Biosciences, and Co-Director, Halophyte Biotechnology Center, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Assistant Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Unidel Howard Cosgrove Chair for the Environment and Director, Laboratory for Experimental & Applied Economics, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics, UD
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Associate Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor and Biostatistician, Agriculture & Natural Resources, DSU
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John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Assistant Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Professor and Chair, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Professor, Biological Sciences, UD
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Assistant Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Assistant Professor, Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Associate Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Emeritus Professor, Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, UD
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Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Professor Emeritus, Marine Biosciences, and Co-Director, Halophyte Biotechnology Center, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Assistant Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, UD
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John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Director, Marine Bioscience Program & Professor, UD
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Deputy Dean and Professor of Environmental Microbiology, UD
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Senior Scientist, Hydrogeologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
Delaware Geological Survey
University of Delaware
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Associate Scientist Geologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Geological Sciences, and Senior Scientist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Geological Sciences, and Scientist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Professor and Chair, Geological Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences, UD
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Director and State Geologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Professor and Chair, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Associate Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Emeritus Professor, Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, UD
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Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Professor Emeritus, Marine Biosciences, and Co-Director, Halophyte Biotechnology Center, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor and Biostatistician, Agriculture & Natural Resources, DSU
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John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Senior Scientist, Hydrogeologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
Delaware Geological Survey
University of Delaware
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Professor and Chair, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Research Associate Professor, Geography, UD
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Associate Policy Scientist, Public Policy and Administration, UD
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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Associate Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor and Biostatistician, Agriculture & Natural Resources, DSU
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Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Senior Scientist, Hydrogeologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
Delaware Geological Survey
University of Delaware
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Associate Policy Scientist, Public Policy and Administration, UD
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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, Director, Water Science and Policy Program, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Senior Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center
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Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, and Director, Delaware Water Resources Center, Institute for Public Administration, UD
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Edward C. Davis Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor and Chair, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor and Chair, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy and Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, UD
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Mary A. S. Lighthipe Chair and Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, UD
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Professor Emeritus, Marine Biosciences, and Co-Director, Halophyte Biotechnology Center, UD
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Associate Policy Scientist, Public Policy and Administration, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Edward C. Davis Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, and Hydrogeologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Professor , Civil & Environmental Engineer Associate Chairperson , Civil & Environmental Engineer
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Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Assistant Professor and Biostatistician, Agriculture & Natural Resources, DSU
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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