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
Mia De Paula
Some useful tools for ESRM students & alumni
ESRM upcoming events, news, blog post & more
Land Use: Old Class, New Format Our university is embedded in our local community; our students come here from local communities; our graduates return to these communities. Understanding the relationships between communities, their people, lands, and laws is a critical component in the ESRM portfolio. In light of our local students and local focus, we[…]
We’ve suddenly seen increased demand for core ESRM courses as our major has started to grow in leaps and bounds. ESRM 462-Coastal and Marine Management has always had a single lecture and single activity section for the 13 years we’ve been teaching this foundational course for our program here at CSUCI. This fall is marks[…]
This past Friday, the California Coastal Commission met in Port Hueneme for a comparatively brief meeting which covered a really interesting variety of topics spanning everything from the Rindge Dam removal and beach-permitted sediment deposition in the wake of the Montecito mudslides to development woes in Venice Beach and testimony claiming an FBI agent argued that[…]
CSU Channel Islands Environmental Science and Resource Management department hosted their first 2018 Spring Speaker Series Event. This year’s theme is “engagement in environmental change” and the first lecture was from two young California artists, each with a background in marine science. Natalie Arnoldi is currently working on a series of portraits (in oil) of[…]
The Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is now open for registration and abstract submissions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. VPS is a great opportunity for students to boost career potential, build a resume, and receive critical feedback-without the need to travel. The Virtual Poster Showcase is a new opportunity that allows undergraduate[…]
Our students have been busy (as usual) in the sustainability realm. Most recently, Andy Spyrka helmed a project to redesign the entry garden at the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor. He was joined by a host of ESRM students and alums, most notably Amanda Shepherd. Andy, Amanda, and a team that included consultants and the Ventura Master Gardeners revamped the overgrown area, turning it into a great mix of drought-tolerant natives. Their mantra was “keep it cheap, within reach, and California native-based.” Check it out next time you are in the harbor! […]
-22 is getting his close-up. The mountain lion living in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is the subject of a new documentary called “The Cat That Changed America,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The screening, followed by a Q&A, is[…]
The following is a written testimony from Andrew Darmand an Environmental Science and Resources Management graduate from CSU Channel Islands. Over this past summer, I did an internship at, and this is still a shock to me, an oil company. If you’ve heard of the EPA and what was the main component for starting it, then[…]