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
Everyone is welcome to this year’s Annual Coastal and Marine Management Halloween Costume Contest!
The year’s contest will be held at the start of our ESRM 462‘s class on Friday, October 26 in Sierra Hall 2411 (the second floor classroom in the NE corner of the building).
Come by! We need help voting! […]
Some things in the petroleum sector have our heads spinning of late. We are seeing new strategic positioning with regards to impending environmental regulations and policies. No mere tweaking of positions, we seem to be seeing the stirrings of a wholesale shift in some long-entrenched positions. While I am not naïve and it is unclear[…]
CSUCI’s SURF Bird Team – Setting the Framework for the Future of Endangered Shorebird Monitoring on Ormond Beach
This summer really flew by for a few of our ESRM students! The Student Undergraduate Research Fellows program, more commonly known as SURF, is a program run by Dr. Sean Kelly that allows students to get paid to do research in a field of their interest. Professor Cynthia Hartley led a group of four ESRM[…]
Hello everybody! This is my second monthly blog post about my experience studying abroad in South Korea and it has been fun and busy. A month in already and classes has been keeping me hard at work. For those wondering, my classes are sustainable resource engineering, analysis in ecotoxicology, environmental and sustainable development, and a[…]
Earlier this week, Dr. Anderson gave an invited colloquium to the Sonoma State Biology Department entitled It Can’t Happen Here…But Just Did: The Need for and Value of New Tools and Tech for Biological Conservation about the evolving suite of tools we use across our AARR efforts. […]
Everyone can stream the Global Climate Action Summit today and tomorrow. Good stuff here: https://www.globalclimateactionsummit.org/live/
Lots of fish have been dying these past many weeks across Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. While nothing even remotely close to the craziness along Florida’s east and west coasts, the large kills in our Ormond Beach and Malibu Lagoon waterways have nevertheless caused concern.
Hello everybody! My name is Adrian Castro and I am a ESRM major studying abroad in South Korea at Yonsei University for a whole year completing classes for my major and minors in Biology and Chemistry. School officially starts for me next week on Monday (September 3rd). I have been here for one week already[…]
Welcome back, ESRMers! We shore hope everyone had a swell summer. In case you missed it, here are some highlights and important information that Dr. Anderson (our Program Chair and Fearless Leader) addressed at our ESRM Welcome Back Q&A on Thursday, August 29th: The Santa Rosa Island Research Station (SRIRS) is back in business! Last year,[…]
ESRM has grown to about 200 majors as we start this Fall 2018 semester. That’s crazy given that our size was in the dozens only a few short years ago! With this growth has come a ton of cool new opportunities. But there are also the inevitable growing pains. And while you don’t need to[…]