Our research focuses
Sandy Beach Ecology
Drones and ROVs
Lidar and Mapping
Geomorphology & Erosion
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.
the ESRM team
– 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
– 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.
– Has four kids: 1 boy & 3 girls.
– Traveled across the US in a yellow 1977 super beetle convertible… TWICE.
– Doesn’t like vegetables, most condiments, or pie.
– Lived in four different countries growing up.
– Plays guitar and has been in three bands.
– Has a three year old son.
– 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!
– Also like using permaculture techniques to produce organic food and local eatery sourced composts.
– Tinkers with the novel he started writing as a hobby
– Always on the look out for cool and creative things for his young son to do.
Mia de Paula
– Has two husky puppies.
– Loves to play drums!
– Built her own rock climbing wall
– Bikes to work
– Really likes ants and bees!
– Studied abroad in Australia where she traveled Nemo’s journey (Great Barrier reef- Sydney).
– Throughout her childhood was called ‘Wrong-way Welsh’ for notoriously being lost.
Vanessa van Heerden
– Had a pet alligator named George.
– Spray painting soothes her soul.
– Working on a personal narrative about her cross-Atlantic journey and being lost at sea when she was 14.
– Has 20 tattoos and counting.
Every semester, the Introduction to Environmental Science students write a term paper discussing anything they want about environmental science. Then, the students pair up and present their research with the class. Normally, these presentations are through PowerPoint, but this semester, there was something different. Dr. Woo asked her students to make posters about their research Read more about ESRM 100 students present their research[…]
Ventura County Branch Program Assistant ORGANIZATION: Food Forward (501c3 non-profit), www.foodforward.org COMMITMENT: 10 weeks, 15-20 hrs/week out of our Ventura County Branch office beginning in May or June (must be available over the weekend) COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from Read more about Internship with Food Forward[…]
Patagonia’s Great Pacific Iron Works store in Ventura is hosting a Local Enviro NGO Fair & Meet-n-Greet on Thursday, May 11 7:00pm-9:00pm. CIMWI will have a table at this event. If you want to stop by to support CIMWI and the other Patagonia Ventura environmental grant partners, here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/246177965854516/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A97830335456%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A97830335456%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D You can also Read more about Local Enviro NGO Fair & Meet in Greet on Thursday May 11! Patagonia Ventura[…]
Student Karina Casarez has officially finished a Costa Rica blog! entirely new blog site located at: https://csuchannelislandse.wixsite.com/ciesrm-costarica. “I am really proud of the way it looks and I hope you enjoy it. Within this site, I have included blog posts that describe what we did every day, a blog post after the trip was finished that includes Read more about Costa Rica Blog- NEW[…]
Looking for an Upper Division Elective this summer for ESRM & CS? Check out Computational Beauty & the Beach led by Professors Dr. Kiki Patsch and Dr. David Claveau!
Live, learn, and teach in the mountains! Looking for a rewarding Masters program or to add to your current MS or PhD program? Do you want to combine ecology, science communication, and a field-based teaching experience? The University of Idaho’s award-winning* McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is accepting applications for next year’s graduate student class. Read more about The University of Idaho’s award-winning* McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS)[…]
Birds ready to mate at Ormond Beach The signs are there, in small markings in the sand called scrapes. Mating season is beginning for the western snowy plover. Check out this story on vcstar.com: http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/special-reports/outdoors/2017/03/14/snowy-plovers-getting-ready-mate-ormond-beach/99146590/
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Owens Valley- A technician’s point of view This past weekend I went to Owens Valley with our Water Resource Management (ESRM 463) class led by Dr. O’Hirok. When I was an undergrad at CI, I wasn’t fortunate enough to take this class…and oh boy did I miss out! This trip was thought provoking, eye-opening, and Read more about Owens Valley-A technicians point of view[…]