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Mez Baker-Médard

Research Description

My research aims to examine how different protected area governance strategies influence conflict arising at the interface of extractive industry and biodiversity conservation.  I am especially interested in how the benefits and burdens of these…[read more]

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Dennis D. Baldocchi

Professor

Email: baldocchi@berkeley.edu

Office: 345 Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-642-2874

Website(s): Biometeorology Lab   

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Office Hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Biometeorology, biosphere-atmosphere trace gas fluxes

Research Description

Our research approach involves the coordinated use of experimental measurements and theoretical models to understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes that control trace gas fluxes between the biosphere and atmosphere and to quantify their…[read more]

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Joan Elizabeth Ball-Damerow

Graduate Student

Email: jball@berkeley.edu

Office: 302 Wellman Hall

Lab Phone: 2-5913

Website(s): personal website and blog   

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Research Interests

Freshwater ecology, biological indicators, aquatic entomology, land use and climate change, dragonfly distribution, historical ecolgy

Research Description

The intensification of human land use and changing climate are fundamentally altering freshwater ecosystems. Urbanization in particular impairs water quality, increases water temperatures, and in many cases has resulted in complete elimination of natural water…[read more]

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Zev Balsen

Alumnus

Email: zev.balsen@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Stephens Lab   

Research Description

My work addresses the interactions between land use and the ecological processes underlying disease (e.g. Lyme borreliosis) and natural disaster (e.g. wildfire). The primary focus of my current research is on how fire suppression techniques…[read more]

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Brad Balukjian

Alumnus

Email: baluk@berkeley.edu

Office: 209 Wellman Hall (The Rotunda)

Website(s): EvoLab   

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Research Interests

Systematics/Natural HIstory/Entomology/Evolutionary Biology

Research Description

My life now isn’t that much different than it was when I was 8 years old. I wander outside with a net chasing insects and putting them in jars. Except now I do it in…[read more]

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Jill Banfield

Professor

Email: jbanfield@berkeley.edu

Office: 336 Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-643-2155

Lab Phone: 510-642-3804

Website(s): Banfield Group (lab website)   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Geomicrobiology, environmental biogeochemistry, microbial community ecology and evolution

Research Description

Motivation and approach

Microorganisms exert fundamental controls on the chemistry of their environments. Their activities are shaped by inter-organism interactions and the geochemistry of their surroundings. My research group studies these processes, primarily by application of…[read more]

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Javiera Barandiaran

Alumna

Email: jba@berkeley.edu

Office: 126 Giannini

Phone: 510-725-4054

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Science studies, environmental politics, public policy

Research Description

I examine how ideas and expertise shape political processes in emerging democracies.

My dissertation, Contesting Democracy, Buying Experts: Environmental Conflicts and Assessments in Chile, examines how scientific and technical rationality are used in collective decision-making. Chile…[read more]

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Reginald Barrett

Professor Emeritus

Email: rbarrett@berkeley.edu

Office: 3 Mulford Hall

Phone: 925-286-9269

Lab Phone: 925-286-9269

Fax: 510-642-5438

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Wildlife biology and management

Research Description

Please note:  As of August 2013, my research group will not admit any new students.

My research has encompassed three general areas:

1. the response of terrestrial vertebrates to forest and range management practices,
2. the ecology and…[read more]

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James Bartolome

Professor of the Graduate School

Email: jwbart@berkeley.edu

Office: 321 Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-642-7945

Lab Phone: 510-642-7945

Fax: 510-642-5438

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Rangeland ecology and management

Research Description

Rangeland ecosystems form extensive wildland landscapes visually dominated by grassland, shrubland, and savanna vegetation. Two important natural processes that control the structure and function of these ecosystems are herbivory and fire. Successful restoration, conservation, and…[read more]

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Enric Batllori Presas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: enric.batllori@gmail.com

Office: 324 Muldford Hall

Phone: 510.643.1377

Website(s): The Moritz Lab   Research group of phytography and vegetation mapping

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Research Description

I am broadly interested in ecosystem responses to disturbance under global change scenarios and its potential effects on landscape structure at several spatial and temporal scales. My current research is focused on: i) developing a…[read more]

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John J. Battles

Professor of Forest Ecology

Email: jbattles@berkeley.edu

Office: 328 Hilgard Hall

Phone: (510) 643-0684

Lab Phone: (510) 643-2450

Website(s): Battles Lab   SNAMP

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Office Hours: Fall 2014 Office Hours Fridays 9:30 -10:30 am (open) Wednesdays from 4 - 5pm (sign-ups only)

Research Interests

Forest Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics

Research Description

The goal of my research program is to know how and why forests change. My efforts are guided by the conviction that our understanding must apply to specific forests with all the attendant complexities and…[read more]

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Patrick Baur

PhD Student

Email: pbaur@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Personal Website   

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Research Interests

Science and Technology Studies (STS), Political Ecology, Public Policy || Agriculture and food systems, Diversified farming systems, Food justice, Politics of technological change and development, Collective knowledge production, Science and democracy, Sustainability, efficiency, and other normative frameworks for socio-environmental governance

Research Description

My research examines the intersection of sustainable agriculture and food safety, specifically taking a hard look at legislation, regulation, and industry response to concerns over infectious pathogens in fresh produce and how that articulates with…[read more]

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Stephen K. Bayes

PHD Student

Email: sbayes@berkeley.edu

Office: 5057 VLSB

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Frank Beall

Professor Emeritus of Wood Science

Email: frank.beall@berkeley.edu

Office: 211 Mulford Hall

Research Description

Although my research has been very broad in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of wood and wood-based materials, the main concentration is now on durability improvement and disaster mitigation of structures. The key areas are studies on…[read more]

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William T. Bean

Alumnus

Email: bean@berkeley.edu

Office: 45 Mulford

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Fernando Bechara

Visiting Scholar

Email: bechara@berkeley.edu

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Research Interests

Nature Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Research Description

I’m a Forestry Engineer  investigating the following technologies for ecological restoration of Brazilian tropical forests: passive restoration, plantation and nucleation. We are monitoring costs, vegetation, fauna and soil in an ecosystem approach to discover the…[read more]

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Steven R. Beissinger

A. Starker Leopold Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Professor of Conservation Biology (2003-2013)

Email: beis@berkeley.edu

Office: 29 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-3038

Website(s): Beissinger Lab   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: Mondays 11-12 am Tuesdays 1-2 pm

Research Interests

Conservation, behavioral and population ecology

Research Description

We study conservation, behavior and population biology toward the goals of understanding the influence of climate change, managing endangered or commercially-valuable wildlife, or by understanding the factors shaping life histories to satisfy our curiosity about…[read more]

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Martin Beland

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Steven E. Bellan

Alumnus

Email: sbellan@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Description

I am interested in behavioral and spatial aspects of wildlife disease. Through the use of dynamic modeling and field work I hope to gain insight into how host movement and social behavior contribute to the…[read more]

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Robin Bellows

Graduate Student

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Gordon Bennett

Alumnus

Email: gbennett@berkeley.edu

Office: 143 Hilgard Hall

Website(s): Research   

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Karl Berg

Postdoctoral Researcher

Website(s): Research Page   

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Erin Bergren

PhD Candidate

Email: erinamelia@berkeley.edu

Office: 345 Giannini Hall

Website(s): Personal Website   

Research Group(s):       

Research Description

The political ecology of disaster

Scholars of hazards and disasters frequently note that society tends to prepare for the last disaster, rather than the next one. This reflects a cognitive bias to make assumptions about risk…[read more]

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Gregory Biging

Professor

Email: biging@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-642-1249

Lab Phone: n.a.

Fax: 510-643-5438

Website(s): Biometrics and Spatial Analysis Lab   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: Spring 2013   By appointment only

Research Interests

Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing

 

Research Description

Our group does research in:

  • biometrics/ecometrics-forest and ecological measurement and modeling
  • remote sensing-using satellite, Lidar and digital camera imagery to monitor forest ecosystems

We work on levels ranging from individual plants and trees to landscapes. Much of our…[read more]

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Kai Blaisdell

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Sam Blanchard

Staff Research Associate

Email: sablanchard@berkeley.edu

Office: 123 Mulford Hall

Website(s): Kelly Research & Outreach Lab   

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Jeffrey Blazar

Graduate Student

Email: jblazar@berkeley.edu

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Steve Blazewicz

Alumnus

Email: blazewicz@berkeley.edu

Office: 17 Hilgard Hall

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Eleanor J. Blitzer

Alumna

Email: ejblitzer@berkeley.edu

Office: 1845 Berryman Street

Phone: 510-590-7702

Website(s): Personal Webpage   

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Hekia Bodwitch

Ph.D Candidate

Email: hekiabodwitch@berkeley.edu

Office: 345 Giannini Hall

Phone: +1 315-567-9743

Research Group(s):       

Research Interests

Sustainable fishing, social movements & capitalism; Indigeneity, race & neoliberalism; State natural resource management

Research Description

Governing fisheries:
Customary fishing, market-based conservation and labeling fish as sustainable

My work focuses on the relationship between customary/community fishing efforts and the global sustainable fishing movement.  Sustainable fish labelling, developed by the Marine Stewardship Council in…[read more]

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Sharon E. Bone

Alumna

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Kayje M. Booker

Alumna

Email: kayje@berkeley.edu

Office: Hilgard 10, Huntsinger Lab

Phone: 510-643-7243

Website(s): Huntsinger Lab   

Research Description

Research on Carbon Markets and Innovation for the Poor

Carbon markets as catalysts for innovation in technologies for the poor: Many technologies that reduce carbon emissions also have additional co-benefits such as health improvement and poverty…[read more]

Damon C. Bradbury

Damon C. Bradbury

Graduate Student

Email: bradbury@berkeley.edu

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Erin Brandt

Erin Brandt

Graduate Student

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Justin Brashares

Associate Professor

Email: brashares@berkeley.edu

Office: 13 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-6080

Website(s): Brashares Group   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: Spring semester 2014 - Wed: 3:30-4:30pm ; Thurs: 4-5pm  

Research Interests

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Socioeconomics

Research Description

The catastrophic global decline of biodiversity is widely recognized as among the most pressing problems we face as a society. The biological, economic and social consequences of depauperate oceans, tundras, savannas and forests remain unclear…[read more]

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Eoin Brodie

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Email: ELBrodie@lbl.gov

Office: Berkeley Lab: B70A Room 3317

Phone: 510-486-6584

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Thomas D. Bruns

Professor

Email: pogon@berkeley.edu

Office: 321B Koshland Hall

Phone: 510-642-7987

Lab Phone: 510-643-5483

Fax: 510-643-5098

Website(s): Bruns Lab   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Fungal molecular evolution and ecology

Research Description

Most of the current and recent work in my lab has focused on the ecology and evolution of mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi form symbiotic associations with plant roots, and this interaction represents one of the…[read more]

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John Budrick

Graduate Student

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Linda Buergi

Alumna

Email: lpbuergi@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-5903

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Biological Control of Insects

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Graham Bullock

Alumnus

Email: gbullock@berkeley.edu

Office: 145 Hilgard Hall

Website(s): Personal Website   

Research Group(s):   

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Mathieu Buoro

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: matbuoro@berkeley.edu

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

My main research interests involve the study of eco-evolutionary dynamics and adaptation of organisms to environmental change through life history strategies, life history evolution, dispersal strategies and evolutionary processes in the wild.

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Van Butsic

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Email: vanbutsic@berkeley.edu

Office: Mulford Hall #33

Phone: 5106665400

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Land systems science, conservation, environmental economics and policy, coupled human natural systems, GIS applications

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Alexandre Buttler

Visiting Professor

Email: alexandre.buttler@epfl.ch

Office: Hillgard 147

Website(s): Laboratory of Ecological Systems, EPFL-WSL, Lausanne, Switzerland   

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Research Interests

Plant ecology, above-belowground interactions, impact of land-use and climate changes

Research Description

My research is centred on the organization, functioning and dynamics of terrestrial plant, animal and microbial communities in relation to ecosystem processes. A strong focus is on the functional links between above and belowground communities…[read more]

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Allison Byrne

Graduate Student

Email: allison.q.byrne@gmail.com

Office: 146 Hilgard Hall

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