Human Impacts

Louis Graup

My research aims to understand the feedbacks between hydrology, drought and vegetation under changing climate regimes. I use this knowledge to explore forest management techniques that will enhance water resource availability for downstream communities.

Andrea Adams

Dr. Adams is an ecologist conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary research to explore how novel, mixed-methods approaches can achieve measurable conservation success for threatened wildlife. She has worked in the government, nonprofit, academic, and private sectors, specializing in endangered species policy and management, disease ecology, amphibian biology, and southern California natural history.

Peter Alagona

Peter Alagona's research focuses on the histories of land use, natural resource management, environmental politics, and ecological science in the North American West and beyond. He has particular interests in endangered species and biological diversity, and he is developing a new research and teaching initiative on the history of ideas about environmental change.

Mountain Lakes Research Group

We are ecologists based at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory who study mountain lakes, at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Our objective is to conduct rigorous science to solve management challenges in California’s Sierra Nevada. To quantify populations, communities, and ecosystems, we employ long-term capture-mark-recapture studies, whole-lake experiments, large-scale synoptic surveys, and modern analytical approaches.

Paul Alessio

My research is rooted in understanding the mechanics of surface processes to analyze how faulting, climate change, and land-use practices affect landscape morphology and geologic hazard potential. Specifically, I study storm driven landslides and hill slope processes, sea cliff erosion and coastal processes, debris flows and land-use management. 

Current project: The influence of rilling on hill slopes and scour in stream channels, determining the rate of mud generation and total sediment budget for the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow

 

 

Ranjit Deshmukh

Ranjit Deshmukh is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies department at the University of California Santa Barbara. Ranjit’s research interests lie at the intersection of energy, environment, and economics, specifically in low carbon energy systems, clean energy access, and electricity markets.

Debra Perrone

Debra Perrone is an Assistant Professor of UCSB’s Environmental Studies Program. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of California, Debra was a postdoctoral research scholar at Stanford University with a duel appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woods Institute for the Environment. She received her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University in 2014 and was awarded first honors as the Graduate School’s Founder’s Medalist.

Ashley Larsen

Ashley Larsen’s research interests center on the ecology of managed systems. Her research incorporates theory from ecology, economics, and public health to better understand how to produce the necessary food and fiber for a growing population while maintaining healthy ecological and human communities. She seeks to provide novel understanding of ecological processes using a combination of econometric and GIS tools. Her current projects focus on understanding the landscape drivers of agricultural pests, as well as the human health consequences of pesticide exposure.

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