The department has 7 fields of strength in Research Areas.
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.
- Chair: Stuart Sweeney
- Vice Chair and Graduate Advisor: Alan Murray
- Undergraduate Advisors: Vena Chu
Visit the Undergraduate Advisors page for more details.
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Land use, natural resource management, environmental politics, and ecological science in North American West
Office: HSSB 4231
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.
Office: 2103 SSMS
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
Office: 3512 Bren Hall
PhD, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
Environmental information management; digital libraries; metadata; distributed systems; scientific and geospatial computing environments; information architecture
Office: 4524 Bren Hall
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
Office: 3812 Psychology
Ph.D., University of Florida (Anthropology), 2011
Ecological and Economic Anthropology, cattle raising and cowboy cultures, Latin America, and the Brazilian Amazon
Office: HSSB 2073
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
Office: Webb Hall 1109
PhD, Zoology (Limnology), Duke University, Durham, NC, 1976
Limnology of tropical, saline, and alpine lakes; phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology; biogeochemistry; wetland ecology; remote sensing
Office: Bren Hall 4424
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
Office: Bren Hall 4516