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/
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[…]
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[…]
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! […]
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.