Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology
Commito was named the 2007 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Commito's research on the ecology of the sea floor takes him to study sites in the US, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy. In Maine, he investigates predator-prey interactions, animal dispersal mechanisms, and mathematical models of population distribution patterns.
Expertise: Sea floor ecology, land use issues