Abraham's research is in the fields
of energy production and climate monitoring. He developed novel techniques for
delivering low cost sustainable power to the developing world and works with the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve measurements global
warming's impact on oceans. He gives lectures and radio/television interviews on
climate change. He was featured in the BBC movie "Meet the Climate Skeptics."
He has testified at the Minnesota Senate on climate change and assisted legislators at the
The "environmental catalyst" at St.
Olaf, Farrell serves on the sustainability task force at St. Olaf; he and a
student co-created the class Campus Ecology. At a time when St. Olaf is
generating one-third of its electricity through a wind turbine and composting
all of its food waste, the class aims to generate more ideas for making the
college "green." His books include One
Nation Under Goods, a look at shopping and behavioral patterns in
Gilbert's areas of expertise are biomimicry, climate change, polar ecology and creating environmentally responsible and socially just design. She has also taught in the fields of sustainability, biology and natural history. She was the founding program coordinator at the University of Montana's campus-wide sustainability program and the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute.
Gyberg is one of the people credited with finding a way to make biodiesel with no waste. This technology is used by Ever Cat Fuels, a company (owned by Augsburg alums) that is building a large facility in Isanti County. Gyberg was the adviser to Brian Krohn, who won a Rhodes Scholarship for biodiesel research.
Savanick Hansen's areas of expertise are conservation biology, geology and environmental management. She developed the Sustainable Campus Initiative at the University of Minnesota and has worked for the Science Education Resource Center, as a visiting professor at Carleton College and for the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance.
Jackson teaches and conducts research in areas spanning analytical chemistry (especially "green" chemistry), environmental science and sustainable practices. Jackson's application of "green" chemistry principles is leading efforts to reduce the environmental impact of college campuses and science building design. His classrooms focus on chemical analysis of surface waters, environmental science and the chemistry of building materials.
Jeremiason is an environmental chemist who has experience studying the fate and transport of mercury and organic contaminants in the environment, particularly aquatic environments. His recent study sites include Voyageurs National Park, the Marcell Experimental Forest, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Seven Mile Creek.
Larson is an environmental historian by training and also broadly trained in environmental studies. Larson's academic and research interests include U.S. environmental history, public lands, history of the Pacific Northwest, environmental thought and popular culture/consumer behavior.
Larson works with students, staff and faculty to foster initiatives like the second wind turbine and the campus Climate Action Plan. A LEED Accredited Professional, she also works with student sustainability assistants and is the chair of the Carleton Environmental Advisory Committee, a group which offers guidance and acts as liaisons to the campus on sustainability efforts.