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
We had a wonderful visit towards the end of Friday’s ESRM 370: Intro to Drones class. ESRM, AARR, and ESRM 370 alumni Chase Tillman and Julianna DaSilva popped in to share their experiences over the past few months and their thoughts about new jobs and the value of ESRM in preparing them for careers in[…]
http://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=193297 Deputy Director National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Academic Program Management Officer 3 Overview: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking a Deputy Director. The successful candidate will work with the NCEAS Executive Director, the Directors of NCEAS[…]
USFWS is accepting applications for dozens of permanent positions beginning today, February 6th until February 25th. The positions fall into the following categories: Wildlife Refuge Management Fish and Wildlife Biologist or General Biologist Wildlife Biologist Fish Biologist In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements described for the GS-05 grade level, applicants must meet following[…]
In the next few days, the county of Los Angeles will be posting a rare opportunity to take exams and apply for GIS positions with the county! All nine GIS items will be posted in the coming days. While the specific date has not been confirmed, we anticipate this will be in mid-February 2019. Now is[…]
Blueprint Earth (BE) is a scientific research organization that brings together scientists and students in an effort to learn about Earth’s environmental functions. Currently, BE is cataloging the geology, biology, hydrology, and atmospheric conditions in a square kilometer of California’s Mojave Desert. Changing climate and human encroachment will alter this ecosystem forever. We can protect[…]
Attention potential condor volunteers: It’s time! The 2019 season is upon us and we’re looking for nest monitors. Please see the attached flyer for information on our upcoming Egg Stage Trainings. All volunteers, old and new, must attend one of the training dates. Pizza and drinks provided. — Dates: Thursday, February 21st OR Tuesday, February 26th (you only need to attend ONE of the trainings) Time: 6 –[…]
Hi everybody! This is my sixth post into my year abroad in Korea. School doesn’t start until early March, so I have spent this month mostly relaxing with friends, either going out to eat or hanging around near bars, or by studying to continue to improve my Korean. I enjoyed taking the Korean course last[…]
While good things can be found just about anywhere when you know how to look (like here and here and here and here and here), positivity was getting hard to find as the year that was 2018 slowly dragged itself to a burned and exhausted conclusion. The past four months saw challenges a plenty. […]
Hello everybody! I hope everyone had a great and happy holiday season and New Year. My first half of December was spent studying for finals; I was really busy. I also spent time saying goodbye to some of my international buddies before the semester ended. It will be a long time before I get to[…]