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
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.[…]
Hello everybody! This is the third post from my monthly blog in Korea and I am happy to share it with you guys. I have spent the past three weeks studying and taking exams, so this post will be short compared to my last two. The most noteworthy thing I experienced this past month was[…]
By: Samuel Viglietti, Intro to GIS Student In the Winter of 2016, ESRI announced that it would team up with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) to help rid the world of land mines in 40 countries. The announcement said that “ESRI will modernize its software that will play a central role in[…]
More ESRM faculty you say? We’ve got you covered! As of November 1, ESRM officially opened up the application period for our first new tenure track faculty position in two years.
We are hiring an Environmental/Coastal Data Visualization Artist who will help take our program to the next level with data analytics, analyses and presentations. Our review of applications begins December 14. […]
Have you ever considered spending your spring break in Costa Rica surrounded by Leatherback sea turtles, crocodiles, and incredible birds? Apply now to attend the Spring 2019 trip to Costa Rica with UNIV 392. The trip will take place from March 14th through March 24th, 2019. Here is the link for the Spring 2019 Costa[…]
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[…]