Our research foci
Take a look at all the fantastic things we do!
Drones & ROVs
Coastal Zone Management
GIS & Mapping
What is esrm?
Today’s environmental problems call for individuals who are educated in more than one discipline, highly trained in technical skills, and aware of the political, economic, and social dimensions of environmental decisions. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) provides solid training in basic physical, biological, and social sciences, and application of management science to reduce adverse impacts of human activity on the environment and to maximize the benefits that accrue from environmental resources. In the narrowest sense, Environmental Science is the study of the impact of human systems on physical and biological systems, and the dependence on natural resources by human systems. In a broader sense, Environmental Science is the study of the interaction and co-evolution of human, physical, and biological systems. Resource Management is concerned with the most effective means of avoiding damage to environmental assets and extracting beneficial uses of environmental resources, within the context of social institutions. Effective Resource Management considers benefits and costs, uncertainties and risks, limits of knowledge, institutional constraints, and social and political forces.
Santa Rosa Island
the ESRM team
meet our professors and staff
-Couldn’t walk/had casts on his legs for the first 5 years of his life.
-Once had the #1 DJ business in SB.
-Was once erroneously confused with bomber attacking Congressional offices, leading to his being interrogated by the FBI.
-Grew up in England.
-Has lived in 8 different countries on four different continents.
-Loves to scuba dive coral reefs
-Her spirit animal is a manta ray.
-She hosted the first academic conference at CI when the campus was still part of CSUN in 1999 for California Geographical Society. Everyone wanted a job at CI!
-Has been a fly fishing guide in CO -Has three kids (2 boys and 1 girl), and they all have jobs! Both sons are fly fishermen
-His wife teaches in the Business program
Marine Mammal Aerial Photogrammetry
Field Class- Hawaii
Some useful tools for ESRM students & alumni
ESRM upcoming events, news, blog post & more
Hello everybody! I hope everyone had a great happy holidays and New Year. My first half of December was spent studying for finals, so I was really busy. I also spent some of my time saying goodbye to some of my international buddies before the semester ended since it will be long time before I[…]
By: Susan Birch, Intro to GIS Student “Protecting Marine Mammals in Crowded Water” is the second prize winner of the 2018 ESRI Storytelling with Maps Contest in the category of Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability. With the objective to illustrate efforts aimed at protecting the planet’s natural environments and ensuring a sustainable future for mankind, this[…]
By: Samuel Viglietti, Intro to GIS Student Today we are faced with an ever-changing world due to the increase of global temperatures, rising sea levels all around the world; locally here in the US we face challenges such as wildfires and extreme freezes on the East Coast (just to name a couple) all of which[…]
Please join Mountains Restoration Trust and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation on December 6 in Calabasas and December 13 in Malibu to explore our local and complex fire ecology of our local mountain range. They have assembled experts to field your questions in a moderated town hall where all are welcome to come and ask questions about Fire[…]
By: Christina Huggins, Intro to GIS Student Taylor Shellfish is the largest shellfish farmer in the US. It has been farming shell fish for close to two decades with 5 generations of family owned farming. They have farming areas throughout Washington State, including South Puget Sound, Hood Canal, Samish Bay and Willapa Bay. Each area[…]
By: Susan Birch, Intro to GIS Student The first prize winner in the 2018 ESRI Storytelling with Maps Contest, “The Volcano of Santorini” takes you on a contemporary, educational tour of the Santorini volcanic islands off the coast of Greece in the Mediterranean Sea. The author/cartographer displays 22 maps and uses various tools to seamlessly[…]
Hello everybody! This is my fourth blog post into my time abroad in South Korea and I had a great time this month. I went to the aquarium and the library located at the Starfield COEX Mall, one of the world’s largest underground shopping mall, and it was really beautiful. The aquarium is one the[…]
Hi everyone! We are sorry to announce that volunteer hours with Emily are cancelled for the remainder of the semester and will resume next semester. We hope you all are safe and wish you good luck with your studies! If you would still like to help out around the lab or are still in need[…]
For some quick info about our unfolding wildfires again impacting campus, check this blog post by Dr. A summarizing what we know as of this morning about the Hall & Woolsey Fires.
Dr. Sean Anderson was featured in a piece entitled “Understanding Wildfire in California: What the CSU is Learning” on the California State University website. Dr. Anderson discussed how the Thomas Fire impacted our community and how ESRM students at CSUCI used drones and GIS mapping to observe and report on burned and unaffected areas. Below is the excerpt that Dr.[…]