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Jeffrey Koseff, William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Perry L. McCarty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research area is environmental fluid mechanics, focusing on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments. I study turbulence and internal wave dynamics in stratified flows, transport and mixing in estuarine systems, phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems, coral reef and kelp-forest hydrodynamics, chemical sensing in the marine environment, and coastal upwelling processes.


Anthony R.  Kovscek

Anthony R. Kovscek, Professor and Chair

Department of Energy Resources Engineering


Eric  Lambin

Eric Lambin, George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

My research is in the area of human-environment interactions in land systems. I develop integrated approaches to study land use change by linking remote sensing, GIS and socio-economic data. I aim at better understanding causes and impacts of changes in tropical forests, drylands, and farming systems. I currently focus on three related themes: land use transitions – i.e., the shift from deforestation (or land degradation) to reforestation (or land sparing for nature), – the influence of globalization on land use decisions, and the interactions between public and private governance aimed at promoting sustainable land use.


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David Lobell, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Food Security, Climate Change, Land use, Remote Sensing, Ecosystem Modeling, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems


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Gilbert Masters, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I specialize in the interrelationships between environmental quality and energy consumption, focusing on the design and evaluation of renewable energy systems and energy efficient buildings, including photovoltaics, wind turbines, distributed generation, combined heat-and-power systems, fuel cells, passive solar design, and solar-thermal technologies.


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Stephen Monismith, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research in environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics involves the application of fluid mechanics principles to the analysis of flow processes operating in rivers, lakes, estuaries and the oceans. Connecting my interests in estuarine processes and in California water policy issues, I have been involved with efforts at developing management strategies for improving the health of the San Francisco Bay through regulation of freshwater flow into the Bay.


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Harold Mooney, Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Biology; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Through my global ecology research, I have shown how plant species and groups of species respond to their environments, thereby contributing to the theoretical framework of plant physiological ecology. My other work involves biodiversity and global warming.


Rosamond Naylor, Professor; William Wrigley Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

I am the Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment and a Professor in EESS. I am an economist by training and work on a wide range of interdisciplinary research projects. 


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Stephen Palumbi, Harold A. Miller Professor and Director, Hopkins Marine Station; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

I study the genetics, evolution, conservation, population biology, and systematics of a diverse array of marine organisms, including sea urchins, whales, cone snails, corals, sharks, spiders, shrimps, bryozoans, and butterfly fishes. My primary focus is the use of molecular genetic techniques in conservation, including the identification of whale and dolphin products available in commercial markets.