Affiliated Faculty


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The department has 8 specific fields of strength:
Biogeosciences, Climate, Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Geographic Information Science, Human-Environment Relations, Ocean Processes, Remote Sensing, and Transportation.
Each field is covered by several faculty, plus affiliates, emeriti, and interdisciplinary units and cross-appointments. All faculty have expertise that transcend any single field, thus providing cohesive linkages.


 

Peter Alagona Peter Alagona
Associate Professor




PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Land use, natural resource management, environmental politics, and ecological science in North American West

Website: http://www.peteralagona.com
Email: alagona@history.ucsb.edu
Office: HSSB 4231
Telephone: 805-493-3930
Fax: (805)893-2578
Jia-Ching Chen
Jia-Ching Chen
Professor



PhD, City & Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Global Green Economy, International Development, China, Social Movements and Organized Labor.

Website: http://www.global.ucsb.edu/people/jia-ching-chen/
Email: jcchen@global.ucsb.edu
Office: 2103 SSMS
Frank Davis
Frank Davis
Professor





PhD, Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1982
Landscape ecology of California plant communities; the design of protected-area networks; rangeland and farmland conservation; and the biological implications of regional climate change

Website: http://www.biogeog.ucsb.edu/
Email: fd@bren.ucsb.edu
Office: 3512 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-3438
Fax: (805)893-7612
Frank Dozier
Jeff Dozier
Professor





PhD, University of Michigan, 1973
Snow hydrology, Earth system science, remote sensing, and information systems

Email: dozier@bren.ucsb.edu
Office: 4512 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-5889
Fax: (805)893-7612
Tom Dunne
Tom Dunne






PhD, Geography, The Johns Hopkins University, 1969
Field and theoretical studies of drainage basin and hillslope evolution; Hydrology, sediment transport, and sedimentation in river channels and floodplains; Field studies and modeling of river-basin sediment budgets

Email: tdunne@bren.ucsb.edu
Office: 3510 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-7557
Fax: (805)893-7612

James Frew
James Frew
Associate Professor





PhD, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
Environmental information management; digital libraries; metadata; distributed systems; scientific and geospatial computing environments; information architecture

Website: http://frew.eri.ucsb.edu
Email: frew@bren.ucsb.edu
Office: 4524 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-7356
Fax: (805)893-7612
Mary Hegarty
Mary Hegarty
Professor




PhD, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon, 1988
Spatial thinking in comprehension, reasoning and problem solving; understanding the roles of internal and external visualizations in reasoning about physical systems such as machines and meteorological phenomena and training of spatial skills in the context of medical education

Website: http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/hegarty
Email: hegarty@psych.ucsb.edu
Office: 3812 Psychology
Telephone: (805)893-3750
Fax: (805)893-4303
Jeffrey Hoelle
Jeffrey Hoelle
Affiliated Professor



Ph.D., University of Florida (Anthropology), 2011
Ecological and Economic Anthropology, cattle raising and cowboy cultures, Latin America, and the Brazilian Amazon

Email: hoelle@anth.ucsb.edu
Office: HSSB 2075
Telephone: (805)893-4244
Fax: (805)893-2578
Edward Keller
Edward Keller
Professor




PhD, Geology, Purdue University, 1973
Studies of Quaternary stratigraphy and tectonics as they relate to earthquake hazard, active folding and mountain building; study of hydrologic process and wildfire in the chaparral environment in southern California

Email: keller@geol.ucsb.edu
Office: 2012 Webb Hall
Telephone: (805)893-4207
Fax: (805)893-2314
John Melack
John Melack
Professor




PhD, Zoology (Limnology), Duke University, Durham, NC, 1976
Limnology of tropical, saline, and alpine lakes; phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology; biogeochemistry; wetland ecology; remote sensing

Email: melack@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Office: 2001 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-3879
Fax: (805)893-7612
Christina Tague
Christina Tague
Associate Professor





PhD, Geography, University of Toronto, Canada, 1999
Interactions between hydrology and ecosystem processes, and how eco-hydrologic systems are altered by changes in land use and climate

Website: http://fiesta.bren.ucsb.edu/~rhessys/
Email: ctague@bren.ucsb.edu
Office: 4516 Bren Hall
Telephone: (805)893-8579
Fax: (805)893-8579