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Student NameDissertation VideoYEARAdvisorsLinked In
Ronan ArthurEpidemics and Adaptive Behavior as a Coupled Human-Natural System: Trust and Response to the 2014-15 Ebola Epidemic in Liberia2018

Jamie Jones (ESS)

Marcus Feldman (Bio)

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Nikit AbhyankarEssays on Modeling Energy Future of India: Natural Gas, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency2012

John Weyant (MS&E)

Larry Goulder (Econ)

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Christa AndersonLand Use Policy for Forest Management: Impacts on Forest Outcomes2018

Chris Field (Bio)

Eric Lambin (ESS)

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Austin BeckerBuilding seaport resilience for climate change adaptation: Problem identification, impacts assessment, and stakeholder strategies2013

Pam Matson (ESS)

Martin Fischer (CEE)

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Elinor BenamiShaping the Producer's Problem: The Role of Land-use Zoning and Certification in the Sustainability of Brazilian Oil Palm and Coffee2018

Eric Lambin (ESS)

Marshall Burke (ESS)

 
Rebecca BennerNovel Institutional Approaches for Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services2008 LinkedIn
Laura BloomfieldAt the Edge of Zoonotic Spillover: Land Use, Human-Primate Contact and Social Networks in Western Uganda2018

Jamie Jones (ESS)

Eric Lambin (ESS)

 
Hilary Schaffer BoudetContentious Politics in Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Siting2010

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Douglas McAdam (Sociology)

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Greg BratmanThe impacts of nature experience on mood, emotion regulation, and cognitive function2015

Gretchen Daily (Bio)

Debra Satz (Phil)

 
Kate BraumanHydrologic Ecosystem Services: Managing Land Cover to Enhance Water Resources2010

Gretchen Daily (Bio)

David Freyberg (CEE)

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Cassandra BrooksPolicies for managing the global commons: The case of marine protected areas in Antarctica2016 LinkedIn
Marilyn CorneliusDesigning Behavioral Solutions to Reduce Residential Energy Use2012

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

Tom Robinson (Med)

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Amanda CravensEvaluating software in environmental conflict resolution: The role of MarineMap in coastal planning and decision making in California2014

Richard White (History)

Meg Caldwell (Oceans)

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Danny CullenwardEssays in Energy Economics and Climate Policy2013

John Weyant (MS&E)

Jonathan Koomey (CEE)

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Jenna ForsythRoot Causes of Lead Exposure in Rural Bangladesh2019

Steve Luby (Med)

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

 
Jason FunkCarbon farming in New Zealand: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Indigenous Reforestation as a Land-use System2009

Chris Field (Bio)

Pam Matson (ESS)

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Rachael GarrettInteractions between global supply chains, land use, and governance: the case of soybean production in South America2013

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

Eric Lambin (ESS)

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Joanne GaskellThe Palm Oil Revolution in Asia2012

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

Walter Falcon (FSI)

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Andy GerhartAn environmental and social history of the Chilean salmon farming industry, 1976-20092015

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

Richard White (History)

 
Joshua GoldsteinPaying for Conservation in Human-Dominated Landscapes2007

Gretchen Daily (Bio)

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

 
Rachelle GouldThe Forest Has a Story: Reforestation and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Kona, Hawaiˈi2013 LinkedIn
Emily Grubert 2017 LinkedIn
Mark HayesFlexible LNG Supply, Gas Storage and Price Formation in a Global Gas Market2006Victor 
Robert HeilmayrChile's forest transition: Foreshadowing global timber markets and governance2015

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

Chris Field (Bio)

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Michael HarrisHousehold sanitation services in Sub-Saharan Africa: coverage targets, child health outcomes, and a benefit-cost analysis2019

Buzz Thompson (Law)

Eran Bendavid (Med)

 
Miyuki Hino

Managing Flood Risk in a Changing Climate

2019

Chris Field (Bio)

Marshall Burke (ESS)

 
Kristen HoneyAligning Complex, Adaptive Systems Theory and Data-Limited Assessment Strategies for Improved Fisheries Management2013

Stephen Monismith (CEE)

Fiorenza Micheli (Bio)

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Michael HooperThe Dynamics of Displacement: A Study of Slum Dweller Mobilization Around Urban Evictions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania2010

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Jeremy Weinstein (Poli Sci)

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Holmes HummelTechnology and Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios that Stabilize Global Warming in the 21st Century2006John Weyant (MS&E)LinkedIn
Hajin KimMarkets, Morality, and the Environment2020

Buzz Thompson (Law)

Dale Miller (GSB)

 
Dane KlingerNavigating emerging challenges in marine aquaculture: Toxins, temperature, and new species 2014

Fiorenza Micheli (Bio)

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

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Adam LeisingPeer Effects within Homeowner Adoption of Solar-PV Panels: A Case-Control Study of Three Northern California Cities2014

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

Jim Sweeney (MS&E)

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Staci LewisLinking socio-political transformations to environmental change: A mixed methods approach to assessing adaptive watershed governance in the Republic of Palau2019

Rob Dunbar (ESS)

Meg Caldwell (Oceans)

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Noa LincolnAgroecology of the Kona Field System2014

Peter Vitousek (Bio)

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

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Heather Lukacs

Sustaining the benefits of stream restoration by watershed groups in Appalachia

2014

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Walter Powell (GSE)

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Andrea LundHuman-environment dynamics in the eco-epidemiology of schistosomiasis2020

Giulio deLeo (Bio)

Jason Andrews (Med)

 
Justin MankinClimate certainty, uncertainty, and human water availability in a warming world2015

Noah Diffenbaugh (ESS)

Stephen Stedman

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Michael Mastrandrea"Dangerous" Climate Change: Probabilistic Integrated Assessment, Ecosystem Impacts, and Abrupt Climatic Change2004SchneiderLinkedIn
Adam Millard-BallWhy Do Cities Care About Climate Change? Essays on Carbon Offsets and Climate Action Plans2011

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

Schneider

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Frances MooreEmpirical Constraints on the Rate and Effectiveness of Private Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture2015

David Lobell (ESS)

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

 
Kimberly NicholasGlobal change in local places: Climate change and the future of The Wine Industry in Sonoma and Napa, California2008 LinkedIn
Rebecca NiemiecThe Multi-Scalar Drivers of Resident Invasive Species Control Action in Hawai'i2018

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

Greg Asner (Carnegie)

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Lauren OakesForests in a changing climate: social and ecological responses to yellow-cedar decline in the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska2015

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

Eric Lambin (ESS)

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Katrina ole-MoiYoiFishing for Answers: Can Aquaculture Transform Food Security in Rural Kenya?2016 LinkedIn
Kirsten OlesonSustainability of comprehensive wealth - A practical and normative assessment2007

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

Debra Satz (Phil)

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Chikara OndaClimate, jobs, and inequity: Models of worker mobility and distribution under carbon pricing2020

Charles Kolstad (SIEPR)

John Weyant (MS&E)

 
Michael OvadiaHumanizing Markets: The Emergence of Community in the Sharing Economy2016

Baba Shiv (GSB)

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

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Andrew PerlsteinSustainable Urban Development in China: Challenges for the Planning Profession2012

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Seto

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Amy PickeringWater access, hand hygiene, and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa2011

Jenna Davis (CEE)

Alexandria Boehm (CEE)

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Rodrigo PizarroThe Global Diffusion of Conservation Policy: an Institutional Analysis2012

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

Richard Scott (Sociology)

 
Narasimha RaoDistributional Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation in India: National and Global Implications2011

Victor

Schneider

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Dan ReinemanThe human dimensions of wave resource management in California2015

Meg Caldwell (Oceans)

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

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Elizabeth RichardsOver-Allocation and the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation:  Water Rights Settlement Agreements in New Mexico2008

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Jim Sweeney (MS&E)

 
Nik SaweThe Neuroeconomics of Environmental Decision-Making: Individual Differences and Behavior2015

Peter Vitousek (Bio)

Heise

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Caroline ScruggsMinimizing Unregulated Hazardous Chemicals in Consumer Products: Challenges, Strategies, and Motivations of Proactive Companies2012

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Richard Luthy (CEE)

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Samantha SekarMisrepresented: Understanding the gap between US public opinion and policy on climate change2020

Peter Vitousek (Bio)

David Lobell (ESS)

 
Geoff ShesterSustainability In Small-Scale Fisheries: An Analysis Of Ecosystem Impacts, Fishing Behavior, and Spatial Management Using Participatory Research Methods2008

Fiorenza Micheli (Bio)

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

 
Kaitlin ShillingClimate Change and Conflict: Identifying the Mechanisms2012

Walter Falcon (FSI)

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

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A.R SidersAdaptive Capacity to Climate Change2017

Martin Fischer (CEE)

Meg Caldwell (Oceans)

 
Carolyn SnyderKey uncertainties in the risks of future climate change: Insights from a probabilistic analysis of climate change over the past million years2010

Chris Field (Bio)

Schneider

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Veena SrinivasanAn integrated framework for analysis of water supply strategies in a developing world city: Chennai, India2008

Steven Gorelick (ESS)

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

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Charlotte StantonExperiments in Environment and Development2015

Gretchen Daily (Bio)

Eric Lambin (ESS)

 

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Andy StocksUncertainty analysis and regression models for marine human impact mapping2017 LinkedIn
Aiga StokenbergaChoosing a Home in a Complex Physical and Social Ecosystem: How networks shape residential location choices and livlihood strategies in Bogota, Columbia2016 LinkedIn
Aaron StrongKnowledge to Action in the Anthropocene: Understanding and Managing Biogeochemical Cycles Under Anthropogenic Global Change2016 LinkedIn
Tannis ThorlaksonSustainable Sourcing in Agricultural Supply Chains: An Analysis Across Scales2018

Eric Lambin (ESS)

Rosamond Naylor (ESS)

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Nicola UlibarriCollaborating for People and Nature: Assessing the Impacts of Collaborative Governance in Federal Hydropower Licensing2015

Lisa Curran (Anthro)

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

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Mehana Blaich VaughanHoloholo i ke kai o Hiala'a.  Collaborative Community Care and Management of Coastal Resources: Creating State Law Based on Customary Community Rules To Manage a Near Shore Fishery in Hawai'i2012

Peter Vitousek (Bio)

Buzz Thompson (Law)

 
Jennifer WangPutting Individuals in Context: Interdisciplinary and Behavioral Science Approaches for Understanding Environmental and Human Health Decisions2018

Nicole Ardoin (Educ)

Dale Miller (GSB)

 
Justin WarrenA Policy Comparison of Bacterial Pollution at Two Swimming Beaches in Southern California Using a Joint Physical-Behavioral-Economic Simulation Analysis2009

Lawrence Goulder (Econ)

Oliver Fringer (CEE)

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Philip WombleWater rights markets in the 21st century: Transaction costs and optimal environmental water portfolios in Colorado, USA2020

Buzz Thompson (Law)

Steve Gorelick (ESS)

 
Xuehua ZhangEnforcing Environmental Regulations in Hubei Province, China:  Agencies, Courts, Citizens2008

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Buzz Thompson (Law)

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Valentina ZuinImproving Water Services for Unconnected Urban Households in Sub-Saharan Africa: Preferences and Options in Maputo, Mozambique2014

Leonard Ortolano (CEE)

Jenna Davis (CEE)

 
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