Stanford University
Underwater Fish

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

We train the next generation to help solve critical environmental and sustainability challenges.


E-IPER's policies, requirements, and future directions are guided by dedicated faculty representing Stanford's seven schools and many departments. The Executive Committee, led by Sykes Family Faculty Director, Nicole Ardoin, provides long-term vision and consistent policies. The Academic Guidance Committee, comprising advisors of PhD students, meets annually to review student progress and offer recommendations to keep all students on track. Many other Affiliated Faculty members are actively engaged in advising students, developing and teaching courses, reviewing prospective student applications, and creating professional development opportunities.

Executive Committee

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Nicole Ardoin

Sykes Family Faculty Director

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Noah Diffenbaugh

Professor, Earth System Science

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Rodolfo Dirzo

Professor, Biology

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Michael Lepech

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Fiorenza Micheli

David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science

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Rosamond Naylor

Professor, Earth System Science

Erica Plambeck
Erica Plambeck

Professor, Operations, Information & Technology

Buzz Thompson
Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr.

Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School

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Peter Vitousek

Clifford G. Morrison Professor in Population and Resource Studies, Biology

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Ines Azevedo

Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering

Student Representatives

Kiran Chawla
Kiran Chawla

PhD Student representative

Ada Statler
Ada Statler

MS Student representative

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