Faculty & Project PIs

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT): Environment and Society:  Data Science for the 21st Century (DS421)

Lead PI: David Ackerly

Co-PIs: Max Auffhammer, Agricultural and Resource Economics; Maggi Kelly, Environmental Science, Policy and Management; Philip Stark, Statistics
Participating Faculty: David Culler, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; Kristina Hill, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; Solomon Hsiang, Goldman School of Public Policy; Laurel Larsen, Geography; Charles Marshall, Integrative Biology and Earth and Planetary Science.

Quantifying ecological effects of land use and climate change using historical collections

Lead PI: Kipling Will


Eel River Critical Zone Observatory: Exploring How the Critical Zone will Mediate Watershed Currencies and Ecosystem Response in a Changing Environment

Lead PI: Bill Dietrich

Co-PIs: Sally Thompson, Mary Power, Jim Bishop, Stephanie Carlson
Collaborators: Inez Fung, Mary Firestone, Jill Banfield

rOpenSci: Open Tools to Facilitate Data Driven Science in Ecology and and Evolution

Lead PI: Karthik Ram


An Integrative Approach to Developing Sustainable Land Use Plans to Serve Diverse Stakeholders through Traditional Resource and Environmental Management Practices

Lead PI: Robby Q. Cuthrell


Ecoinformatics Engine Project (Keck Foundation)

Lead PIsRosemary Gillespie and Charles Marshall

Co-PIs: David Ackerly, Maggi Kelly, Michelle Koo, Kevin Koy, Craig Moritz, Mary Power


Change Forecasting Project (Moore Foundation)

Lead PIs:  Rosemary Gillespie and Charles Marshall

Project 1. High Resolution Record of Past Climate Change and the Biotic Response: Drilling Clear Lake, Lake County, Central California.

Lead Co-PI: Cindy Looy

Project 2. Applying Novel Tools to Museum Specimens to Detect Early Signatures of Species and Community Responses to Environmental Change.

Lead Co-PI: Eileen Lacey

Project 3. Spatial analysis of biodiversity data to test and apply theory-based indicator metrics for effects of global changes in California

Lead Co-PI: John Harte

Project 4. How will California’s coastal aquatic ecosystems respond to climate change and human water management? An assessment integrating physiology, populations and food webs

Lead Co-PI: Jonathon Stillman

Project 5. The Interaction of Climatic Change, Fire Regimes, and Human Landscape Management Practices on the Central Coast of California.

Lead Co-PI: Kent Lightfoot

Project 6. Using Genomics, Isotopes and Pollen to Illuminate the Past and Predict the Future of California Bees.

Lead Co-PI: Neil Tsutsui

Project 7. Invasive species in the San Francisco Bay Area: Climate change, next generation genomics, and economics.

Lead Co-PI: George Roderick