Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Master of Arts
The Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability is a problem-focused and curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program, with interest and expertise in a wide range of topics under the realm of environment and sustainability. Our mission is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems, and to support decision making from local to global scales. More often than not, we achieve this through collaborations across students and faculty in a manner that recognizes our collective skills, intellectual histories and methodological approaches, and yet encourages our interdependencies as we consider real world problems.
|Boyd, David||Sustainable Development, Environmental Law and Policy, Human Rights and Environment, Rights of Nature, Environmental justice, Plastic Pollution|
|Chan, Kai||Human Ecology, Ecology and Quality of the Environment, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Applied Ethics, Values and Lifestyles, Sustainable Development, Ecosystem services, sustainability science, Conservation science, cultural ecosystem services, environmental values, conservation finance, environmental assessment, social-ecological systems, resilience, payments for ecosystem services, incentive programs|
|Chang, Stephanie||natural disasters, risk, resilience, climate change adaptation, infrastructure systems|
|Dowlatabadi, Hadi||Energy Production, Economic Planning of Energy, Climate Changes and Impacts, Public Policies, New Technology and Social Impacts, Health Policies, Transportation Systems, The systematic study of systems at the interface of humans, nature, technology and policy|
|Giang, Amanda||Atmospheric Pollutants, Climate Changes and Impacts, Chemical Pollutants, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Public Policies|
|Harris, Leila||Drinking Water, Fresh Water, Water, Resources Management, Development Policies, International Development, Gender Relationship, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Social Contract and Social Justice, water politics, water governance, Environmental justice, gender and social difference, equity and social justice, participatory resource management, Turkey and Middle East, Africa, Ghana, South Africa|
|Johnson, Mark||Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs, Land and Soil, Climate Changes and Impacts, Agriculture, Ecology and Quality of the Environment, Running Water Hydrosystem, Fresh Water, Ground Water and Water Tables, Ecohydrology, Carbon cycle, land use, Water and Sustainability, Biogeochemistry, data science|
|Kandlikar, Milind||Environment Management and Protection, Climate Changes and Impacts, Clean Technologies, Air Quality and Climate Change, Technological Risk, Technology and Development|
|Kremen, Claire||Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation, agroecological farming systems, sustainable landscapes|
|Oberg, Gunilla||Science and Knowledge, Chemical Pollutants, Risk Management, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Environmental Health, Sustainable Development, Environment and Society, Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building, Urban and Rural Planning Policies, Learning and Development Approaches|
|Ramankutty, Navin||Environment and Society, Agriculture, Climate Changes and Impacts, Global food security, Sustainable agriculture, Climate impacts, Land use change|
|Satterfield, Theresa||Sustainable development, environmental health, First Nation & land management, social and cultural consequences of contamination|
|Wittman, Hannah||Social Movements, Environment and Society, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Agriculture, food sovereignty, Sustainable agriculture, socio-ecological systems, agro-ecology|
|Zhao, Jiaying||Psychology - Biological Aspects, Environment and Society, Socio-Economic Conditions, Cognitive Science, Poverty, sustainability, Behavior Change, Public Policy|
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