Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines natural science and social science and examines local, regional, national and international environmental problems in a holistic manner.

There are two tracks to the major: the natural science sequence and the social science sequence.

Advisers for the ES Social Science Track MAJOR
Dawson, Frasure, Graesch, Lizarralde, Neely, Turner, Zhang

Advisers for the ES Natural Science Track MAJOR
Askins, Chomiak, Hine, Jones, Lizarralde, Loomis, Siver, Thompson, Zimmer

Advisers for the ES MINOR
Askins, Chomiak, Dawson, Frasure, Graesch, Hine, Jones, Lizarralde, Loomis, Neely, Siver, Thompson, Turner, Zhang, Zimmer

Director

Peter Siver, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany, Director of the Environmental Studies Program

Peter Siver

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany, Director of the Environmental Studies Program

Limnology • Acid rain • Phycology


Faculty

Siri Colom

C3 Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Studies

Urban governance and politics • Racial institutions of domination • Political economy • Environmental change • Social change amidst socio-natural and economic disasters • Development and globalization

Andrew Davis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Andrew Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Environmental studies • Environmental law and policy • Marine pollution


Jane Dawson, Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Professor of Government and Environmental Studies, Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

Jane Dawson

Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Professor of Government and Environmental Studies, Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

International environmental justice • International environmental politics • Comparative environmental activism and politics


Manuel Lizarralde, Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Manuel Lizarralde

Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Ethnobotany • Environmental anthropology


Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely

Assistant Professor of English

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Environmental humanities • Food studies • African-American literature • Women's literature • Literary and political theory


Wei Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

Wei Zhang

Assistant Professor of Economics

Environmental economics and policy • Agricultural economics and policy • Applied econometrics


Associated Faculty

Marc Zimmer, Jean C. Tempel '65 Professor of Chemistry

Marc Zimmer

Jean C. Tempel '65 Professor of Chemistry

Computational chemistry • Fluorescent proteins


Robert A. Askins, Katharine Blunt Professor of Biology

Robert A. Askins

Katharine Blunt Professor of Biology

Ecology, ornithology • Impact of forest fragmentation on natural communities • Ecology of early successional birds • Conservation biology


James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

James T. Downs

Associate Professor of History, Interim Director of the American Studies Program

U.S. History • African-American Studies • History of medicine and public health


Glenn Dreyer, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany

Glenn Dreyer

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany

Vegetation management • Ecology and horticulture of native plants • Invasive exotic woody plants • Large and historic trees


William Frasure, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of Government and International Relations

William Frasure

Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of Government and International Relations

United States politics • Environmental policy and law • Law and public policy


Pamela Hine

Senior Lecturer of Botany

Environmental education • Plant ecology • Tidal marsh ecology • Pollination ecology

Chad Jones, Associate Professor of Botany, Chair of the Botany Department

Chad Jones

Associate Professor of Botany, Chair of the Botany Department

Plant ecology • Plant succession • Invasive species • GIS and ecological modeling


David Patton, Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Government and International Relations

David Patton

Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Government and International Relations

Comparative politics • European politics • European Union • Federal Republic of Germany



Derek Turner, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

Derek Turner

Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

Philosophy of science • Philosophy of biology • Environmental philosophy