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Faculty by area of expertise

Name Office Telephone E-mail Specializations
Steven Gaines Bren 2410 805-893-4339 E-mail Marine Science, Sustainable Fisheries

Permanent Faculty (top)
Sarah Anderson Bren 4510 805-893-5886 E-mail Environmental Politics
Mark Buntaine Bren 4422 805-893-4075 E-mail International Institutions and Governance
Kelly Caylor Bren 4522 805-893-8446 E-mail Hydrology, Terrestrial Ecology, Coupled Natural-Human Systems
Christopher Costello Bren 4410 805-893-5802 E-mail Resource Economics
Frank Davis off: Bren 3512
lab: Bren 3017
E-mail Landscape Ecology, Conservation Planning
James Frew Bren 4524 805-893-7356 E-mail Environmental Informatics
Roland Geyer Bren 3426 805-893-7234 E-mail Industrial Ecology, Production and Operations Management
Ben Halpern Bren 4420 805-893-2862 E-mail Marine Ecology,
Conservation Planning
Robert Heilmayr Bren 4023   E-mail Environmental Economics, Land System Science
Patricia Holden Bren 3508 805-893-3195 E-mail Environmental Microbiology
Kelsey Jack Bren 4412   E-mail Environmental and Development Economics
Scott Jasechko Bren 4404 805-893-2608 E-mail Water Resources, Hydrology, Groundwater, Sustainability
Arturo Keller Bren 3420 805-893-7548 E-mail Fate & Transport, Watershed Mgt. Remediation, Pollution Prevention
Bruce Kendall Bren 4514 805-893-7539 E-mail Applied Ecology
Ashley Larsen Bren 4408 805-893-5833 E-mail Agricultural Ecology, Land Use, Landscape Ecology
Hunter Lenihan off: Bren 3428 lab: Bren 1310 805-893-8629
E-mail Applied Marine Ecology, Coastal Marine Resources Management
Gary Libecap Bren 4412 805-893-8611 E-mail Corporate Environmental Management
John Melack Bren 4424 805-893-3879 E-mail Ecology, Limnology, Remote Sensing
Kyle Meng Bren 4416 805-893-5055 E-mail Economics, Climate Change
Andrew Plantinga Bren 3424 805-893-2788 E-mail Natural Resource Economics and Policy
Matthew Potoski Bren 3430 805-893-2151 E-mail Political Science, Corporate Environmental Management
Jim Salzman Bren 4418 805-893-3560 E-mail
Environmental Law
Samantha Stevenson Bren 3412 805-893-5049 E-Mail Climate Modeling, Drought, Oceanography, Climate Dynamics
Sangwon Suh Bren 3422 805-893-7185 E-mail Industrial Ecology,
Life Cycle Assessment
Christina (Naomi) Tague Bren 4516 805-893-8579 E-mail Hydrology, Ecosystem Processes
David Tilman Bren 4414 805-893-3840 E-mail Ecology, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning

Emeriti Faculty
Jeff Dozier Bren 4512 E-mail Snow Hydrology, Earth System Science, Remote Sensing
Thomas Dunne Bren 3510 E-mail Geomorphology, Hydrology
Charles Kolstad Bren 3416 E-mail Environmental Economics
Oran Young Bren 4518 E-mail Instl. & Intnl. Governance, Environmental Institutions

Adjunct Faculty (top)
David Auston NCEAS Rm 419 805-570-0206 E-mail Climate Change Mitigation
Derek Booth Bren 4033 805-570-1953 E-mail Environmental Geomorphology
Lee Hannah Bren 3410 805-893-7067 E-mail Climate Change, Conservation Planning
Jay Means Bren 3408 269-744-1145 E-mail Fate and Transport, Analytical Methods, Environmental Toxicology
Max Moritz Bren 4518 805-893-8747 E-Mail Wildfire
Bob Wilkinson
(Emeritus, rehired)
Bren 4426 no local phone E-mail Water Policy
Jono Wilson Bren 3518 no local phone E-mail Fisheries Science & Management

Affiliated Faculty (top)
Vena Chu Ellison Hall 4646 626-226-8819 E-mail Greenland Ice Sheet Hydrology
Olivier Deschenes North Hall 2050 805-893-5617 E-mail Environmental Economics
Hahrie Han Ellison Hall 3713   E-mail American Politics, Environmental Politics, Political Organizations, Civic/Political Engagement, Politics of Social Policy, Political Behavior
David Lea Webb Hall 1114 805-893-8665 E-mail Climate Change Policy
Sally MacIntyre Webb Hall 2120 805-893-3951 E-mail Limnology, Biogeochemistry
Wendy Meiring South Hall 5510 805-893-8328 E-mail Statistics of space-time processes, evaluation of geophysical models, environmental statistics
Matto Mildenberger Ellison Hall 3706   E-mail Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, Public Opinion, Methodology
David Pellow Bren Hall 4304   E-mail Environmental Justice Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies, Social Change, Social Movements
Ronald E. Rice SSMS 4127 805-893-8696 E-mail Communication
Eric Smith Ellison Hall 3711 805-893-6160 E-mail Environmental Politics
Leah Stokes Ellison Hall 3716   E-mail American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

 Visiting Faculty & Lecturers (top)
Celia Alario   E-mail

ESM 442: Communication for Civic Engagement & Grassroots Organizing

Stephen Ansolabehere   E-mail ESM 293: Advanced Special Topics in Climate and Energy: Understanding Public Attitudes about Energy and the Environment
Norm Brown   E-mail

ESM 226: Groundwater Management

Emily Cotter
Bren 3406 E-mail

ESM 256A: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
ESM 256B: New Venture Opportunity Analysis
ESM 230: Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations
ESM 402A: Eco-E Project
ESM 402B: Eco-E Project
ESM 402C: Eco-E Project
ESM 402D: Eco-E Project

Brigham Daniels   E-mail ESM 294: Advanced Topics in Law: Land Use Law
Hunter Gehlbach   E-mail ESM 269: Survey Design and Environmental Public Opinion
Michael Hanrahan   E-mail

ESM 441: Intro to Environmental Media Production

Allison Horst Bren 4406 E-mail ESM 206: Statistic & Data Analysis for Environmental Science & Management
ESM 244:
Advanced Data Analysis
ESM 438: Presentation Skills for Envrionmental Professionals
Tom Jacobson   E-mail ESM 275: Environmental Planning
John Jostes   E-mail ESM 283: Environmental Negotiation
ESM 296:
Advanced Topics in Environmental Management (Project Management
Lisa Leombruni Bren 4520 E-mail

ESM 296: Advanced Topics in Management: Equity and the Environment
ESM 437:
Writing Skills for Environmental Professionals
ESM 440:
Intro to Strategic Environmental Communication 
ESM 449:
Environmental Communication Practicum

Charles Lester   E-mail ESM 257: Coastal and Ocean Policy and Management
Michael O'Connell   E-mail ESM 296: Advanced Topics: Conservation Management in Practice
Mark Radka   E-mail ESM 293: Advanced Special Topics in Climate and Energy
Stacy Rebich-Hespanha   E-mail ESM 439: Environmental Data Visualization
Alica Roessler   E-mail ESM 430: Workshop on CEQA/NEPA

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