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
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[…]
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
–Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2
The news we had feared for so long spread quickly this past Monday. Our friend and colleague Dr. Cause Hanna had succumbed to his 10-month struggle with cancer. Classes were cancelled, tears were shed, and a large hole spread across so many of our lives. He was 35.
Exposed bedrock on the beach during very low (negative) tide at Isla Vista, California (Credit: Alex Snyder, U.S. Geological Survey.
(AP) – Marine experts in the San Francisco Bay Area say an alarming number of sea lions are being treated for poisoning linked to toxic algae blooms. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito says it has treated 68 sea lions suffering from domoic acid poisoning, compared with 70 in all of 2016.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]