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Douglas W. Bird, Senior Research Scientist, Anthropology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources


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Rebecca Bliege Bird, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research focuses on two areas in the socioecology of subsistence: 1) patterns in individual decision-making; 2) the effects of aggregate decisions on habitat structure and how those decisions feed back over the long term to influence individual subsistence strategies.


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Barbara Block, Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences, Biology; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research questions how large pelagic fishes utilize the open ocean environment, focusing on understanding the evolution of endothermic strategies in tunas, billfishes, and sharks. In the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, my colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and I employ new techniques in wildlife telemetry and molecular genetics to examine directly the short and long-term movement patterns, stock structure, and behavior of tunas and billfishes.


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Alexandria Boehm, Clare Booth Luce Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My primary research area is coastal water quality, focusing on understanding the sources, transformation, transport, and ecology of biocolloids— specifically fecal indicator organisms, pathogens, and phytoplankton, as well as sources and fate of nitrogen and phosphorus. Recently I expanded my research to include work on sanitation more broadly to develop microbial risk assessment models to gain a better understanding of how pathogens are transmitted to humans through their contact with water, feces, and contaminated surfaces.


Jef Caers

Jef Caers, Associate Professor

Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Stochastic modeling, Geostatistics, Modeling Uncertainty, Inverse Modeling, Application of Pattern Recognition methods, Reservoir Modeling, Aquifer Modeling


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Ken Caldeira, Professor (by Courtesy), Environmental Earth System Science

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

My research strives to improve the science base needed to allow human civilization to develop while protecting our environmental endowment. My group investigates ocean acidification, energy and emissions, climate intervention, modern climate and carbon cycle changes, and climate, carbon, and geochemistry in earth history.


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Margaret (Meg) Caldwell, Senior Lecturer, Law

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My scholarship focuses on the environmental effects of local land use decisions; the use of science in environmental and marine resource policy development and implementation; and the development of private and public incentives for natural resource conservation.


Karen Casciotti, Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Assistant Professor in EESS, focus on marine chemistry and biogeochemistry.


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Page Chamberlain, Professor

Department of Environmental Earth System Science


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Joshua Cohen, Professor, Political Science; Philosophy; Law

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My current research concerns global justice, including the foundations of human rights, distributive fairness, and supranational democratic governance.