Environmental Studies

2013-14 General Catalog

405 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
(831) 459-2634

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Weixin Cheng
Soil ecology, agroecology, biogeochemistry, global change ecology

Tim Duane
Environmental law and policy, renewable energy development, ecosystem-based management, land use planning and regulation, water law and policy, conservation easements

Margaret FitzSimmons
Social and spatial aspects of environmental change, the development and regulation of primary-sector activities and the regional integration of environmental planning and resources management institutions in urban and rural settings

Gregory S. Gilbert
Disease ecology, forest ecology, tropical ecology, biological invasions, conservation biology, applied evolutionary ecology

Brent Haddad
Fresh-water economics, policy, and communications; economic institutions and the environment; climate-change mitigation and adaptation; institutional and ecological economics

Karen D. Holl
Restoration ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology

Sheldon Kamieniecki
Environmental politics and policy; agenda building; strategic regulatory planning; business and interest group influence; political campaigns and elections; research methodology

Deborah K. Letourneau
Agroecology, tropical biology, insect-plant interactions, biological control as an alternative to chemical pesticides, environmental risks of genetically modified crops

Daniel M. Press
U.S. environmental politics and policy, water quality, industrial ecology, resources management, policy analysis

Carol Shennan
Agroecology, ecosystem processes, organic agriculture, participatory research, agricultural development with a focus on Africa

Andrew Szasz
Environmental sociology (environmental movements, policy, environmental justice), theory

Erika Zavaleta
Biodiversity and global change, biological invasions, terrestrial plant and ecosystem ecology, human ecology, conservation science

Associate Professor

Jeffrey T. Bury
Political ecology; sustainable development; Latin America; extractive industries; climate change; new models of conservation

Michael E. Loik
Plant physiological ecology, climate change ecology, biometeorology, ecohydrology

Flora Lu
Ecological anthropology, indigenous resource management and household economics, conservation, market integration, environmental justice, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador

Stacy M. Philpott
Agroecology, biodiversity, climate change, community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem services, food sovereignty, landscape ecology, insects, tropical biology, urban ecology

S. Ravi Rajan
Environmental history and political ecology, risk and disaster studies, science and technology studies, North-South environmental conflicts, environmental social theory, environmental ethics

Christopher C. Wilmers
Wildlife ecology, conservation biology, global change ecology, ecological modeling

Assistant Professor

Adam Millard-Ball
Transportation planning and policy, environmental economics, urban sustainability, climate change policy

Zdravka Tzankova
Environmental policy and politics (United States and comparative), especially: scientific expertise and environmental decision-making; non-state market-based governance; interactions between public and private regulation (dynamics and conservation consequences); marine policy

Environmental Studies Emeritus Faculty

Robert R. Curry

Bryan H. Farrell

Stephen R. Gliessman

David Goodman

Paul L. Niebanck

James E. Pepper

Alan Richards

Michael E. Soulé

Environmental Studies Lecturers

Sarah Rabkin
Environmental and science journalism, the literary and visual arts in natural history practice

Andrew Schiffrin
Environmental assessment, transportation, watershed management

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Doris Ash (Education)
Informal science learning, teacher professional development, science discourse in and out of the classroom

Giacomo Bernardi (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Fish biology, phylogenetics, evolution

Michael K. Brown, Emeritus (Politics)

Kenneth W. Bruland (Ocean Sciences)

Edmund Burke III, Emeritus (History)

Melissa L. Caldwell (Anthropology)
Poverty and public health; welfare, charity, and assistance; food and consumption; gardens, nature, and landscapes; religion; socialism and postsocialism; Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe

Mark Cioc (History)
German history, modern European history, environmental history

Daniel P. Costa (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Physiological ecology of marine mammals and birds

Donald Croll (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Ecology and conservation of islands and seabirds

Ben Crow (Sociology)
International development, sociology of water and markets, global inequality, South Asia and East Africa, political economy, and green enterprise

E. Melanie DuPuis (Sociology)
Economic sociology, sociology of consumption, sociology of development, political sociology, sociology of the environment, technological change, historical sociology, social theory, food and social change, agriculture sustainability

Kent Eaton (Politics)
Comparative politics, international relations, political economy, public policy, territorial conflict, federalism, decentralization, party and electoral systems, Latin America, the Philippines

James Estes (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ocean Sciences)
Marine sciences, community ecology, species interactions

Andrew Fisher (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Hydrogeology, crustal studies, heat flow, modeling

Jonathan A. Fox (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Latin American and Latino politics, including issues of democratization, accountability, social movements, transnational civil society, social and environmental policy, and immigration

Laurel R. Fox (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Terrestrial population and community ecology, plant-animal interactions

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (Anthropology)
Neolithic Africa and Eurasia, colonial New Mexico, origins of food production, pastoralists, zooarchaeology, history of archaeology, interpretive theory, visual anthropology

James B. Gill, Emeritus (Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Gary B. Griggs (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Coastal processes, hazards and engineering

Daniel Guevara (Philosophy)
Kant, moral philosophy, moral psychology, environmental ethics, history of modern philosophy

Julie H. Guthman (Social Sciences)
Sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements, international political economy of food and agriculture, politics of obesity, political ecology, race and food, epigenetics and environmental health, critical human geography

Donna J. Haraway, Emerita (History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies)

Susan Harding (Anthropology)
Culture, politics, narrative, gender, local/global studies, ethnographic writing, fundamentalism, Christianity, state-making, aging, America, and Spain

A. Marm Kilpatrick (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Disease ecology, population biology, conservation

Paul L. Koch, Professor (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Isotope biogeochemistry, vertebrate paleontology

Ronnie D. Lipschutz (Politics)
International relations; global political economy; foreign policy; resource/environmental politics; global political networks; global civil society and social movements; popular culture and politics; technology and society; risk society, state transformation and global governmentality

Paul M. Lubeck, Emeritus (Sociology)

Andrew Salvador Mathews (Anthropology)
Environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, conservation and development, climate change, environmental history, Mexico, Latin America, Italy

Ingrid M. Parker (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Plant ecology,  plant-pathogen interactions, biological invasions

Adina Paytan, IMS Research Scientist (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental and aquatic chemistry

Grant H. Pogson (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Molecular population genetics, ecological genetics, marine invertebrates and fishes

Donald C. Potts (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Coral reef ecology, genetics, evolution, and geological history; marine biodiversity; tropical biology, global change, and remote sensing

Peter T. Raimondi (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Marine ecology, evolutionary ecology, experimental design, applied ecology

Jennifer E. Reardon (Sociology)
Science studies; sociology of science, technology, and medicine; feminist theory; race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality/class; biology and society

Danilyn Rutherford (Anthropology)
Borders and frontiers, colonialism, nationalism, ethnicity, kinship, performance, Christianity, secularism, sovereignty, publics, affect, technology, governancy, theory and method in anthropology, West Papua, Indonesia, the U.S.

Lisa C. Sloan (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Paleoclimatology, climate change, Earth system science, surficial processes

Donald R. Smith (Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology)
Neurotoxicity, cellular and organismal responses to environmental toxins

Dana Y. Takagi (Sociology)
Social inequality, affect, religion, race, quantitative analysis

Anna Tsing (Anthropology)
Culture and politics; feminist theory; globalization; multi-species anthropology; social landscapes and forest ethnoecologies; multi-sited ethnography; Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.

Slawek M. Tulaczyk (Earth and Planetary Science)
Glaciology and glacial geology, soil mechanics

Terrie M. Williams (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Large mammal physiology, bioenergetics, exercise and environmental physiology

Patricia Zavella (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Transnational migration by Mexicans, poverty, family sexuality, labor, social networks, feminist studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o studies, ethnographic research methods

Revised: 09/01/13