David Ackerly (Integrative Biology)
Plant ecology and evolution (particular focus on California flora).
Alice Agogino (Mechanical Engineering)
Intelligent learning systems; information retrieval and data mining; multiobjective and strategic product design; nonlinear optimization; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; sensor validation, fusion and diagnostics; wireless sensor networks; multimedia and computer-aided design; design databases; design theory and methods; MEMS Synthesis and CAD; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; gender equity.
Joonhong Ahn (Nuclear Engineering)
Performance assessment of geologic repositories for radioactive wastes, radionuclide transport in engineered barriers of geologic repositories and geologic formulations; environmental impacts by nuclear-power utilization; effects of partitioning and transmutation treatment of high-level radioactive waste on environmental impact; nuclear technology development in Asian countries.
Paul Alivisatos (Chemistry)
Structural, thermodynamic, optical, and electrical properties of colloidal inorganic nanocrystals: investigates fundamental physical and chemical properties of nanocrystals
and also works to develop practical applications of these new materials in biomedicine
and renewable energy.
Miguel Altieri (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Sustainable agricultural development; relationship between environmental conservation and agricultural development; development of low-impact agricultural technologies.
Christopher Ansell (Political Science)
Organization theory, political sociology, public administration, and Western Europe.
Edward Arens (Architecture)
Energy-conserving building design; innovative heating and cooling systems; climatic and microclimatic prediction for design purposes; the influence of physical environment on building occupants; building impacts on the natural environment.
Maximilian Auffhammer (Agricultural & Resource Economics, Area Studies)
Economics of Climate Change, Measurement of Climate Change Impacts, Aerosol Pollution Impacts, Policy Evaluation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forecasting, Air Quality Regulation.
David Auslander (Mechanical Engineering)
Automatic control systems; computer control of complex mechanical systems; building energy management; mechanical system simulation.
Dennis Baldocchi (Environmental Science, Policy and Management)
Experimental and theoretical studies on the physical, biological and chemical control of trace gas exchange between vegetation and the atmosphere; study of carbon dioxide, water vapor and isoprene exchange above and below forest and crop canopies using the micrometeorological measurement methods and leaf to canopy scaling models; lines of inquiry have been along quantifying structural and functional complexity of vegetation and understanding how fluxes vary along a spectrum of time and space scales.
Steven Beissinger (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Behavioral, population and conservation biology; avian ecology, tropical ecology.
Eric Biber (Boalt School of Law)
Property, environmental law, natural resources and public lands law, conservation law and policy, land-use and urban planning law.
Severin Borenstein (Businesss Administration)
Energy economics; government regulation of business.
Elizabeth Boyer (ESPM)
eco-hydrology; factors affecting stream flow and water quality in watersheds. Human
activies (forest management, rural development, agricultural practices, & urbanization)
and disturbances (droughts, floods & fire). Understanding factors affecting conditions &
trends in surface waters and the associated ecological effects is increasing important in
the context of natural resources management.
Gail Schiller Brager (Architecture)
Energy; conservation; climate-responsive building design; natural cooling and ventilation; wind-tunnel modelling; human thermal comfort; indoor air pollution; innovative task-conditioning systems.
Eric Brewer (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
Internet systems, developing regions, sensor networks and security.
Elton Cairns (Chemical Engineering)
Electrochemical energy conversion, batteries, fuel cells, electrocatalysis.
David Caron (Law)
Law and its relation to change; international environmental law and policy; ozone depletion; climate change; the history of international environmental law; ocean law and policy; whaling and fisheries.
Claudia Carr (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Third world rural development and natural resources; African drylands; human ecology, desertification, rural development; plant ecology.
Cathryn Carson (History)
History of science; history of nuclear waste management.
Jamie Cate (Molecular and Cell Biology)
Molecular basis for protein synthesis by the ribosome.
Robert B. Cervero (City & Regional Planning)
Land-use and transportation integration and interactions; transportation and urban management in the developing world; comparative international transportation planning and policy; urban planning and research methods.
Ignacio H. Chapela (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Valuation of biological resources; non-timber forest products; symbiosis; fungi; microbial ecology; industrial vs. governmental vs. civil management of biological resources.
William Collins (Earth and Planetary Science / LBNL)
Interactions of clouds and aerosols with solar and terrestrial radiation, role of clouds and
aerosols in climate change,development of new methods for modeling global aerosols,
and clouds in GCMs.
Jason Corburn (City & Regional Planning)
Connections between science, society and policy, particularly in cities and informal
settlements around the world.
Galen Cranz (Architecture)
Public space and public life, particularly new models for urban parks which integrate building, open space and infrastructure from a sustainable point of view; the body and the environment, especially innovative seating and it's alternatives; office of the future.
Kurt M. Cuffey (Geography & Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Glaciology; climate change; watersheds.
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Lucas W. Davis (Haas School of Business)
Energy and environmental economics, public economics, applied microeconomics.
Terrence William Deacon (Biological Anthropology)
Biological anthropology; brain development and evolution, origins of language, biocultural evolution, emergence.
Alain De Janvry (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
International economic development in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle
East, and the Indian subcontinent.
Elizabeth Deakin (City & Regional Planning)
Transportation; land use; energy; air quality; analysis methods; institutional issues; politics of planning.
Terry Deakon (Anthropology)
Brain development and evolution, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution, emergence.
William Dietrich (Earth & Planetary Science)
Hillslope and fluvial geomorphology including runoff processes, landsliding, sediment transport; mechanics and landscape evolution.
Holly Doremus (Law)
Environmental law; property; natural resources law; law and science.
Timothy Duane (Environmental Studies, UCSC)
Renewable energy development, energy and environmental regulatory policy, and land
use planning and resource management.
Brenda Eskenazi (Public Health)
Reproductive hazards of industrial exposures; reproductive epidemiology; reproductive effects of exogenous estrogens.
Roger Falcone (Physics)
Laser interaction with matter; atomic physics; energy and defense related science, technology and policy.
Daniel Farber (Law)
Environmental and constitutional law.
Mary Firestone (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Physiological ecology of soil microorganisms; emphasis on transformations of nitrogen, carbon and organic contaminants.
Louise P. Fortmann (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Community control and management of natural resources; women's involvement in natural resource management; property relations; democratization of science; poverty.
Meredith Fowlie (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics)
Empirical industrial organization, environmental economics, and public policy.
Harrison Fraker, Jr. (Environmental Design)
Passive solar, daylighting and sustainable design; sustainable systems and urban design
principles for transit oriented neighborhoods.
Inez Fung (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Geophysical fluid dynamics and large-scale numerical modeling; biogeochemical cycles; remote sensing of earth systems; atmosphere-ocean interactions, and atmosphere-biosphere interactions.
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Ashok Gadgil (LBNL)
Developing countries; energy efficiency and policy; drinking water;buildng energy use; simulation and modeling; airflow and pollutant transport in buildings.
Wayne Getz (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Biomathematics and population dynamics with application to wildlife management; conservation biology; and epidemiology.
Keith Gilless, College of Natural Resources
Economic analysis and operations research modeling techniques to address forest
resource management issues such as: forest products market forecasting, analysis of
resource-dependent local economies, the role of forestry in international development,
forest harvest scheduling, protected area management, non-market valuation, the impact
of climate change on fire control, structure survival in large urban-wildland fires, and
wildland fire protection planning.
Allen H. Goldstein (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Biogeochemistry; global change; chemistry of the atmosphere on regional and global scales; biosphere-atmosphere exchange of radioactively and chemically active trace gasses; air pollution.
Robert Harley (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Air quality; assessment and control of gasoline and diesel engine emissions; sustainable transportation; photochemical modeling of urban/regional air quality.
Gillian Hart (Geography)
Development studies; agrarian change; regional studies; labor; gender.
Tyrone Hayes (Integrative Biology)
Synthesis of ecological/evolutionary, organismal/physiological, and biochemical/molecular studies with respect to animal behavior.
Percy Hintzen (African American Studies)
Coloniality, Creole nationalism, and globalization in the West Indies Black Diasporic Identity in the United States.
Arpad Horvath (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Life-cycle assesment, industrial ecology, environmental systems analysis.
James Hunt (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Quantification of contaminant transport processes in natural and altered environments.
Lynn Huntsinger (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Ecology and management of grasslands and woodlands; pastoralist and indigenous management regimes and their interaction with landscape change; natural resource management and culture(s); Yurok forest; ranching.
Alistair Iles(Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Science, technology & environment; green chemistry and biofuels politics/science/policy; sustainability learning; consumption; environmental regulation; environmental health politics and policy.
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Kenneth Jowitt (Political Science)
Leninist regimes; social theory; international relations.
Larry Karp (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Environmental and resource economics; dynamic analysis; applied game theory, and trade policy; currently working on the design of climate change policy and international environment
Cari Kaufman (Statistics)
Theory and methodology in spatial statistics. Bayesian statistics and inference for complex systems. Design and analysis of computer experiments. Nonparametric function estimation. Methods for large data sets. Applications in climate and the environment.al agreements.
Ann Keller (Public Health)
The role of scientific expertise in environmental health policy; regulation of complex and emerging technologies; government-community interactions in pursuit of public health and safety.
James Kirchner (Earth and Planetary Science)
Hydrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, evolutionary ecology, paleobiology.
G. Mathias Kondolf (Landscape Architecture)
Fluvial geomorphology applied to environmental river management; effect of damns; river restoration; aquatic and riparian habitat.
Claire Kremen (ESPM)
Mechanisms for slowing or preventing the loss of biodiversity; identify and conserve the species that provide important benefits to humans; environmental effects of species and modeling species distributions.
Lara Kueppers (School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced)
Ecosystem feedbacks to climate change; Species composition and ecosystem function; Regional climate models Land-cover and land-use change; Radiocarbon techniques; Interdisciplinary research strategies; Climate change policy.
Laurel Larson (Geography)
Hydroecology, landscape dynamics, complex environmental systems, environmental restoration
George Lakoff (Berkeley Linguistics Department)
Cognitive linguistics, especially the neural theory of thought and language. Conceptual systems, conceptual metaphor, grammar and meaning. The application of cognitive and neural linguistics to politics, literature, psychology, philosophy and mathematics
John Letiche (Economics)
International trade; history of economic thought.
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Thomas E. McKone (Public Health)
Environmental transport and transformation of pollutants, human exposure assessment, biouptake, bioconcentration, health risk assessment, environmental health policy and regulation.
Carolyn Merchant (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Environmental history; environmental philosophies and ethics; environmental movement; California environmental history; women and nature.
Rachel Morello-Frosch (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Race and class determinants of the distribution of health risks associated with air pollution among diverse communities in the United States.
Craig Moritz (Integrative Biology)
Use of molecular data to study evolution and ecology; currently, the research is devoted to exploring ways of combining information from surveys of molecular variation with data on demography and current historical distributions in order to infer population processes in space and time.
Max A. Moritz (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Fire ecology and management.
Michael Nacht (Public Policy)
U.S. National Security Policy, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Laura Nader (Anthropology)
Energy in culture and society; anthropology of science and scientists.
William Nazaroff (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Aerosol physics; atmospheric chemistry; contaminant transport processes; environmental radiation; indoor air quality.
Kara Nelson (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Natural systems for water and wastewater treatment, detection and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge.
Michael O'Hare (Public Policy)
Arts policy; environmental policy; public management; quantitative methods.
Katherine O'Neill (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Global and comparative enviromental politics.
Dara O'Rourke (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Industrial development in developing countries; cleaner manufacturing processes; pollution prevention; preventative environmental strategies/policies; political economy of development; environmental justice; corporate accountability.
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Nancy Peluso (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Political ecology; tropical forestry; Southeast Asia.
Per Peterson (Nuclear Engineering)
Mechanisms of heat and mass transfer in multiphase, multipsecies systems; thermal hydraulics and safety of passive fission reactors; heat transport in inertial confinement fusion reactors; nuclear waste management.
Michael Pollan (Graduate School of Journalism)
For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.
Thomas (Zack) Powell (Integrative Biology)
Physical and biological processes in lakes, estuaries, and the ocean; mathematical and numeric models.
Mary Power (Integrative Biology)
Stream and river ecology; grazing; food webs.
Alison Post (Political Science)
Comparataive political economy, comparative urban politics, regulatiaon, urban
infrastructure (especially water and sanitation).
Robert Rhew (Physical Geography)
Trace gas biogeochemistry, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, stratospheric ozone depletion, biogeochemical effects of land-use change and invasive plants, sulfur cycle and reduced sulfur gases, natural halogenation processes, Arctic methane, sources and sinks of methyl halides, science education and outreach.
David Roland-Holst (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
International trade; policy modeling; environment and natural resources; economic growth and development.
Jeffrey Romm (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Social justice in resource and environmental policy; river basin governance; urban-rural institutions.
Christine Rosen (Business Administration)
History of pollution regulation and control in the U.S.; environmental history; business history; urban history; business and public policy; environmental management.
Ananya Roy (City and Regional Planning)
Comparative Urban Studies; International Development with a focus on the Politics of Poverty; Critical Theory.
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Robert Sawyer (Mechanical Engineering)
Combustion chemistry; pollutant formation and control; motor vehicle emissions; regulatory policy.
AnnaLee Saxenian (School of Information, City and Regional Planning)
Regional development; immigration and technology transfer; information technology and developing economies.
Nathan Sayre (Geography)
Ranching and pastoralism, rangeland ecology and management; history of range science; endangered species; scale in ecology and geography; the state; Western environmental history, and urbanization/land use change.
Whendee Silver (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, plant-soil-atmosphere interactions, tropical ecology, soil science, disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, implications of global change for terrestrial ecosystems (to name a few...)
Ellen Simms (Integrative Biology)
Evolutionary implications of ecological interactions between plants and other organisms, including herbivores, pathogens, and mutualists.
Kirk R. Smith (Environmental Health Sciences)
Environmental implications of economic development; energy and environmental problems of developing countries; health damaging and climate-warming air pollution, indoors and outdoors, rural and urban; risk assessment in developing countries; environmental indicators/indices.
David Teece (Business Administration)
Industrial organization and the
economics of technological change; telecommunications; organization, structure, and performance of energy companies; OPEC behavior; energy policy; oil and gas pipelines; electricity pricing; privatization.
Ecohydrology, surface hydrology, spatial ecology, arid and semi-arid watersheds and ecosystems, pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics, plant physiology, water resource sustainability
Kenneth Train (Economics)
Conservation; energy use in transportation; load shapes; weather normalization.
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Pravin Varaiya (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
Communications networks; transportation systems; electric power systems.
David Vogel (Business and Public Policy)
Comparative environmental regulation; trade policy and environmental protection.
Jasmina Vujic, Nuclear Engineering
Advanced deterministic and stochastic numerical methods in radiation transport: biomedical application of radiation: nuclear reactor core analysis and design: radiation shielding and dosimetry: parallel computing.
Michael Watts (Geography)
Agrarian transitions and human ecology, especially Africa (Sahel, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal); comparative political economy of newly industrializing states; California agriculture (especially Northern California rice production); theory; rural development in South India.
Eicke R. Weber (Materials Science & Engineering)
Steven Weber (Political Science)
International relations, international political economy; political and social change in the new economy; the open source software process.
Oliver Williamson (Business, Economics & Law)
Economics of organization.
David Winickoff (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
The interaction of science, norms, and political structure in the governance of human health and the environment, with a particular focus on biotechnology and the law.
Jennifer Wolch (College of Environmental Design)
Sustainable urbanism, urban design and public health, homeless and human service
delivery, animal-society relations.
Catherine Wolfram (Business Administration)
Electricity restructuring in the U.S. and abroad, political economy of regulation, efficiency effects of electricity restructuring.
Brian D. Wright (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Economics of agriculture and natural resources; research; intellectual property; biotechnology; genetic resources and biodiversity conservation; commodity markets; agricultural policy.
Paul K. Wright (Mechanical Engineering)
Intelligent manufacturing systems, robotics, materials processing, concurrent design methods, sensors.
David Zilberman (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Agricultural and nutritional policy, economics of technological change, economics of natural resources and microeconomic theory.
John Zysman (Political Science)
International and comparative political economy; comparative national financial systems; industrial policy; international competition in industrial sectors; interconnection between civilian and military economy.
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