CCRM Adjunct Research Faculty
CCRM Adjunct Research Faculty are College of William and Mary colleagues from other departments or schools. These individuals collaborate with Center staff on a continuing basis in basic and applied research. Adjunct Research Faculty expand the expertise available for CCRM projects, constituting a very efficient mechanism for addressing multidisciplinary issues. Appointments are for fixed terms and are renewable as the work of the Center and the interest of faculty members dictate. Success in the Adjunct Research Faculty program is judged by generation of collaborative proposals and research products. The first appointments to the CCRM Adjunct Research Faculty were made in December 2005.
Dr. Randy Chambers is Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Keck Environmental Field Laboratory at The College of William and Mary. He received a B.A. in Biology from Gettysburg College, an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. His research interests are in environmental science and the ecology and restoration of wetlands. Currently, he teaches courses in watershed ecology, environmental science and policy, and wetland ecosystems. Dr. Chambers’ most recent projects include an evaluation of invasive plants in tidal wetlands, long-term research in the Florida Coastal Everglades, and the study of turtles in southeastern Virginia wetlands.
Dr. Gregory Hancock is Associate Professor of Geology at the College of William and Mary. A geomorphologist and hydrologist, Greg is interested in the impacts of land use change on Coastal Plain streams, and the effectiveness of engineered structures (i.e. retention ponds) on minimizing these impacts. He is collaborating with James City County to evaluate the effectiveness of retention ponds for controlling stormwater runoff, and is investigating the impacts of urbanization-induced channel incision on local riparian groundwater systems.