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Ronan Arthur

Ronan Arthur, PhD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Ronan studies multiple stable states in complex ecological systems and is particularly interested in what network structure and patterns of change can tell us about an ecosystem's resilience to critical transitions.


Whitney Bagge, PhD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Whitney's research interests focus on the intersection of ecology and human health, investigating how human use and interaction with the environment affect human infection with emerging and re-emerging vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.  

 


Elinor Benami

Elinor Benami, PhD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Elinor studies the factors which influence the adoption of environmentally-friendly land-use and energy technologies. Her work seeks to inform what policy interventions may help diffuse these technologies.


Laura Bloomfield

Laura Bloomfield, PhD & MD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Laura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks. 


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Gregory Bratman, PhD Candidate

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Greg is working to define and study “psychological ecosystem services” by examining the impact of nature experience on human cognitive function and mental health. He is exploring approaches for evaluating the psychological impacts of nature, and how these can best be incorporated into the paradigm of ecosystem services.


Cassandra Brooks, PhD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Cassandra is a second year PhD student interested in quantifying and qualifying the tipping points that led to historical conservation action. Ultimately, she plans to develop a framework that can be applied to ocean regions in urgent need of sustainable management.


Jeremy Carl, PhD Candidate

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Jeremy is studying the environmental, geopolitical, and economic aspects of energy development and policy, with a particular focus on China and India.


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Amanda Cravens, PhD Candidate

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Amanda's interdisciplinary interests sit at the intersection of law, the learning sciences, and software design and evaluation. Her current research is exploring the opportunities and limitations of using visualization and mapping software for collaborative environmental decison-making and conflict resolution practice.


Joann de Zegher, PhD Student

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Joann's research focuses on (1) quantifying environmental dependence and environmental risk in global supply chains, with a current focus on water risk and climate risk; and (2) developing a better understanding of what this may imply for effective supply chain risk management and sustainability strategies.


Andrew Gerhart, PhD Candidate

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

 

Andy's research
addresses how the environmental social sciences and humanities can
inform contemporary environmental thought and policy. Blending history,
economics, sociology and anthropology, he uses marine aquaculture, and
in particular the Chilean salmon farming industry, as a lens through
which to focus on the human relationship with the marine environment.