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Anne Ehrlich, Senior Research Scientist, Biology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research focuses on population biology. I have also written extensively on issues of public concern such as population control, environmental protection, and environmental consequences of nuclear war.


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W.G. (Gary) Ernst, Professor Emeritus

Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences

Petrology/geochemistry and plate tectonics of Circumpacific and Alpine mobile belts; ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in Eurasia; geology of the California Coast Ranges, the cental Klamath Mountains, and White-Inyo Range; geobotany and remote sensing of the Southwest; mineralogy and human health.


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Walter Falcon, Helen C. Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I specialize in agricultural policy in developing countries. My current research focuses on agricultural decision-making in Indonesia and Mexico, as well as biotechnology. I also have considerable research experience as an analyst and consultant in international economic and environmental policy.


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Scott Fendorf, Terry Huffington Professor; Department Chair; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Soil and environmental biogeochemistry


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James Ferguson, Professor and Chair, Anthropology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

In my research, primarily conducted in Lesotho and Zambia, I use theoretical and ethnographic approaches to look at the social and cultural processes of “development” and “modernization." A new project in South Africa explores the emergence of new problematics of poverty and social policy under conditions of neoliberalism.


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Martin Fischer, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

In my research I formalize information about the spatial, temporal aspects of construction management into intelligent 4D (3D plus time) models. These models enable project managers to create and update schedules rapidly in order to improve design communication and make the best possible use of the energy, materials, and efforts to create a building.


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Zephyr Frank, Associate Professor, History

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research interests include wealth and inequality, Brazilian social history, Latin American economic history, and spatial history. I am current working with E-IPER students and faculty on a project to study the impact of the salmon aquaculture industry on communities in Chile.


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David Freyberg, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My current research interests include understanding surface-subsurface interactions in coupled reservoir/sediment/wetland/stream systems, quantifying and valuing hydrologic ecosystem services, modeling sediment deposition and mobilization in sediment-impacted reservoirs, managing sediment in small reservoirs, the hydrology of riparian wetlands, vadose zone dynamics in tropical coastal zones, and engineering pedagogy.


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Oliver Fringer, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I focus on the application of numerical models and parallel computing to the study of laboratory and field-scale environmental flows. My research interests include the development of parallel unstructured grid solvers for coastal flows, with application to internal wave dynamics and sediment transport. At the laboratory scale, I am interested in performing joint model and experimental studies of fundamental processes in stratified turbulence, with an emphasis on breaking internal waves.