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Kelly Ferron, '10, currently works in the Greater Seattle Area and hopes to continue her education soon as a postgraduate researcher.
Matzek and colleagues received a 10,000 Euro grant to examine carbon credits under different forest management practices in the Rhone Valley.
Carlos presented a poster on the increases in extreme hydrologic events under climate change at the American Geophysical Union's annual conference.
A stream temperature model developed by ESS faculty member Iris Stewart and colleagues enables stream temperature forecasts under climatic changes for different ecological provinces in the Columbia River Basin.
Chris Bacon (ESS) and colleagues found that tree density and carbon stocks declined over the decade-long study, but diversity of tree species remained unchanged.
ESS faculty member Virgnia Matzek and colleagues investigate how much scientific research is aimed at serving natural resource managers.
ESS faculty member Virginia Matzek and colleagues find that ecological restoration can be financed by carbon credits on public lands.
Since graduation, Aven studied and taught under a Fulbright grant in Turkey. He is currently a White House Intern in the Office of Energy and Climate Change.
New Assessment of the Uneven Distribution of Environmental Burdens and Benefits for Santa Clara County
ESS researchers Iris Stewart-Frey, Chris Bacon and Will Burke investigated the uneven distribution of environmental benefits and burdens in Santa Clara County.
Lucy Diekmann will be studying food systems and urban agriculture under the mentorship of ESS faculty member Leslie Gray and in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Institute.
A new study by ESS faculty member Hari Mix and colleagues at Stanford finds that the uplift of Mongolia's Altai and Hangay mountains drove the expansion of the Gobi Desert.
Hari Mix is an earth systems scientist who uses isotope analysis to understand climate and mountain systems.
ESS Assistant Professor Virginia Matzek has won a highly competitive NSF grant to travel to Australia and research how people value ecological restoration projects.
Jack Bird wins the Nobili medal and Nick Leasure is the 2014 recipient of the Peter-Hans Kolvenbach S.J. award.
Thanks to Kelsey, 2014 will be the first SCU commencement without disposable bottled water.
Chris Bacon and colleagues analyze the social, economic, and environmental influences on seasonal hunger and describe a community-based response.
SCU faculty members John Farnsworth and Michelle Bezanson offer their expertise on the use of field notebooks.
In a recent San Jose Mercury News op-ed, Leslie Gray describes the challenge of hunger in Silicon Valley and outlines some potential community solutions.
Congratulations to Environmental Science major Kelsey Baker, winner of the Fall 2013 American Society for Safety Engineers scholarship!
Iris Stewart-Frey and colleagues project dramatically reduced snowpack and diminished water supplies in the upper Colorado River basin by 2100.
Leslie Gray sheds light on differences among Africa farmers with respect to their access to both natural and social resources.
Virginia Matzek's latest paper argues that land managers should broaden the focus of management efforts to include impacts on ecosystem services.
Virginia Matzek and Peter Kareiva help outline the threats that climate change poses to ecosystem services and human well-being in the United States.
John Farnsworth has been awarded a Santander Foundation grant to support his participation in a release of California condors to the Sierra San Pedro Martyr in northern Baja.
Surveys document gap between researchers and practitioners.
Check out a blog documenting the summer journey of two SCU students working in Kolkata, India.
Environmental Studies major travels to Costa Rica to study capuchin monkeys.
ESS faculty member honored for using the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability.
Michelle is recognized by the ESS Department for advancing a culture of sustainability.
Jack will travel to Zambia this summer to work on a forest conservation project.
Colleen will study fine root productivity in riparian forests this summer.
Graduating senior Environmental Studies major, Aven Satre-Meloy, heads to Turkey next year.
Congratulations to Environmental Science major, Carlos Carrillo, on his NASA internship.
John Farnsworth is promoted to Senior Lecturer.
New campus facility for Geographic Information Systems teaching and research now open in Varsi Hall.
Iris Stewart-Frey is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
ESS assistant professor Chris Bacon recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Ecology and Society, entitled “A Socioecological Analysis of Diversified Farming Systems."
A warm welcome to Noreen Golden, our new Senior Administrative Assistant.
Virginia Matzek asks why some introduced species become terrible invasive pests, while others poke along without bothering anyone.
Peter Kareiva & Michelle Marvier argue that conservationists must pursue strategies to simultaneously protect nature and meet basic human needs.
In the era of molecular biology, some might think of collegiate courses in natural history as being a bit “old school,” a return to Victorian times when naturalists such as Charles Darwin ruled the roost. Nothing could be further from the truth according to SCU scholars John Farnsworth and Christopher Beatty, who just published a paper in the Journal of Natural History Education and Experience.
New analysis on the intersection of politics and nature was released today in the latest issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The authors, Michelle Marvier of Santa Clara University and Hazel Wong of The Nature Conservancy, drew from national public opinion surveys from last eight years.
Recent ESS graduate, Ian Dougherty worked this past summer with Dr. Chris Bacon on food security and sustainable livelihoods research in northern Nicaragua
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has a new home on the second floor of Varsi Hall.
Our ES majors are a bit unorthodox. And we love that about you. But there are some things that really should be done by the book. To help you get your life in better order, we will be phasing in pre-requisites on many of our upper division courses.
California’s Mono Lake is already a fragile, water-limited ecosystem, but new research by SCU researchers suggests that global climate change will substantially aggravate problems in the Mono Lake Basin.
ESS faculty members Leslie Gray and Joanna Johnson have published an essay with undergraduate student Michelle Tang, alumnus Ann Thomas, and Americorps volunteer Nicole Latham in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
The Lucky Hinkle Sustainability Award was established to honor the memory of Lucky Hinkle, longtime University staff member who worked diligently to promote recycling on campus, and is given to the graduating senior with a declared major in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies who, in the judgment of the ESS faculty, has made the most significant contribution to promoting a culture of sustainability at Santa Clara University and beyond.
Dr. Virginia Matzek of SCU’s Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has been awarded a multi-year research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture program in Climate Change/Integrated Approaches to Adaptation and Mitigation in Agroecosystems.
ESS postdoctoral researcher Darren Ficklin, in collaboration with professors Stewart-Frey (ESS) and Maurer (Civil Engineering), has assessed the impact of expected 21st century climatic changes on mountain streams in the Sierra Nevada.
Dr. Kealhofer, an internationally recognized expert in the archaeology of southeast Asia and Turkey, has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
The School for Field Studies (SFS) selected Justin Covino (Junior, Environmental Science major)for a Distinguished Student Research Award.
Invasive yellow starthistle is one of California’s most pernicious invasive species, causing millions of dollars in damages annually to ranchers.
Dr. Kareiva will be inducted into the academy this April during its 149th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Santa Clara University will host the national conference for the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) from June 21-24, 2012.
A new book by Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier.