Assistant Professor of Geology
I came to UB in the fall of 2020 as an assistant professor in the Geology department. I am someone who is passionate about understanding how humans are shaping our biogeochemical world for better and for worse, and I am interested in training broad thinkers and vocal scientists who can help humanity address our environmental problems. Before arriving at UB, I was a postdoc with Nandita Basu at the University of Waterloo, and before that I was a Ph.D. student at Duke University with Emily Bernhardt. Before that, I was a agroforestry volunteer in the Peace Corps Cameroon, a chef, a farmhand, and a self-absorbed philosophy major. I love to spend time woodworking, biking, hunting for mushrooms, and playing with my two awesome kids and my wonderful partner.
428 Cooke Hall
UB North Campus
Phillip E. Conrad
Philip has a background in aquatic ecology and hydrology monitoring and research. He has worked as a technician for U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Geological survey and as a Geoscientists-In-The-Parks intern at Cape Cod National Seashore. His goal after graduation is to work as a research scientist for a scientific or land management focused organization. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, kayaking and bread baking.
Fiona M. Ellsworth
Fiona is a first year PhD student conducting biogeochemistry research. She attended Kenyon College for undergrad where she majored in Biology and researched carbon dynamics of restored and natural wetlands. She is a Washington, DC native and when she isn’t doing science, can be found catching discs and enjoying the outdoors.