Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Ph.D.
Co-director of the Data intensive Landscape Limnology Lab
Joint Appointment with Lyman Briggs College
Areas of Expertise:
Landscape limnology; water quality; lake management; limnology; landscape ecology; macrophyte ecology; team science; data science; open science; inclusive science
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Environmental Science and Policy
Future Academic Scholars in Teaching
Cheruvelil is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Lyman Briggs College. She is co-director of the Data Intensive Landscape Limnology Lab, and she conducts big-data research on lakes to understand how global climate change and land use intensification affect lakes across regions and continents.
She was recognized as a Research Exemplar for leading and managing her research program with professionalism and integrity, and is credited with co-establishing the discipline of landscape limnology and pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary team science.
In September 2020, Cheruvelil was named special advisor for faculty affairs and belonging in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Cheruvelil previously served as associate dean of research and faculty affairs in the Lyman Briggs College. She was a fellow in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program, and co-authored the book chapter, "Professional Development of Women Leaders," in the 2019 edited book, Women Leading Change in Academia.
CANR names special advisor to assist with faculty affairs
Published on September 15, 2020
MSU doctoral candidate granted research award from Ecological Society of America
Published on September 4, 2020
Fisheries and Wildlife postdoc earns award for outstanding paper in landscape ecology
Published on July 21, 2020
Two MSU researchers named fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Published on March 19, 2019
Big data scientists are more effective when they work together and share data
Published on September 12, 2018
Kendra Spence Cheruvelil completes 2017 HERS Institute at the University of Denver
Published on September 27, 2017