Each faculty listing includes a quick summary of their education, areas of interest, and contact info. If available, their personal website is listed as well. Class notes and outlines may be on their personal website. For more information, see each faculty member’s department page by clicking on their name.

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.


Leila CarvalhoLeila Carvalho

PhD, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Meteorology) 1998
Regional and large-scale climate variability and modeling, global climate change, and scaling processes in geophysics
Website: http://clivac.eri.ucsb.edu
Email: leila@eri.ucsb.edu
Office: 6808 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-7351
Fax: (805)893-2578
Video: Leila Carvalho’s Experience at UCSB

Susie CasselsSusan Cassels
Assistant Professor
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Human-Environment Relations

PhD: Princeton University (Demography) 2005
Epidemiology & Mathematical modeling; social network analysis; infectious disease epidemiology
Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~cassels/
Email: scassels@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5710 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)755-4909
Fax: (805)893-2578
Video: Susan Cassel’s Experience at UCSB

Kelly Caylor Kelly Caylor
PhD: University of Virginia (Environmental Sciences) 2003
Ecology and Hydrology of Drylands, Distributed Environmental Sensing & Sensor Development, Sub-Saharan Agriculture, Coupled Social-Environmental Systems

Email: caylor@ucsb.edu
Office: 6812 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-8446
Fax: (805) 893-2578

Oliver Chadwick Oliver Chadwick

PhD, University of Arizona (Geology, emphasis on Soil Genesis and Quaternary Geology), 1985
Pedology, geomorphology, quaternary geology, soil-water-vegetation interaction and landscape relationships, and isotropic fractionations during soil evolution
Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/pedology/
Email: oac@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 4803 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)448-2564
Fax: (805)893-2578

Liz Chrastil Liz Chrastil
Assistant Professor
Cognitive and Behavioral Geography, Human-Environment Relations

PhD: Brown University (Cognitive Science) 2012
spatial cognition; spatial neuroscience; navigation; cognition and behavior; perception and action

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~chrastil/
Email: liz.chrastil@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5806 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 880-2566
Fax: (805) 893-2578

Vena Chu Vena Chu
Assistant Professor
Remote sensing, Cryosphere, Arctic climate change

PhD: UCLA, Geography, 2015
PhD focus: Remote sensing, Greenland ice sheet meltwater dynamics

Website: http://www.venachu.com
Email: venachu@ucsb.edu
Office: 4818 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 456-2833
Fax: (805) 893-2578

Richard ChurchRichard Church
Geographic Information Science, Transportation

PhD, The Johns Hopkins University (Environmental Systems Engineering), 1974
Spatial optimization, natural resources management, operations research methods, GIS
Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~forest/RLC/Index.html
Email: church@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 5717 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)456-2832
Fax: (805)893-2578

Keith Clarke Keith Clarke
Geographic Information Science

PhD, The University of Michigan (Analytical Cartography), 1982
Cartography and GIS
Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~kclarke/
Email: kclarke@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 1720 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)456-2827
Fax: (805)893-2578

Timothy Devries Timothy DeVries
Assistant Professor
Biogeosciences, Climate, Human-Environment Relations ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, climate change, numerical modeling

PhD: University of California, Irvine (Earth System Science) 2010
Interactions between chemical, biological, and physical processes in the marine carbon cycle, and in feedbacks between these processes and the Earth’s climate
Website: http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~devries
Email: tdevries@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 6804 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805)893-5308
Fax: (805)893-2578

Qinghua Ding Qinghua Ding
Assistant Professor

PhD: University of Hawaii (Meteorology) 2008
Climate Dynamics

Website: http://geog.ucsb.edu/~qinghua/
Email: qinghua@geog.ucsb.edu
Office: 6806 Ellison Hall
Phone: (805) 893-2309
Fax: (805) 893-2578

Kostas Goulias Kostas Goulias
Geographic Information Science, Transportation

PhD, University of California Davis (Civil