Support NRES

Club Activities and Events

club involvement GET INVOLVED!
Check out CLUB events...

Preparing passionate leaders driving change in sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

  —Our Mission

Faculty & Staff Directory

Dr. JamesDr. Jeremy James

(Department Head)

Phone: (805) 756-6391
Office: 180-209

See more about Dr. James

Office Hours Listings

Dr. James' Areas of Focus

Restoration Ecology · Climate Change · Invasive Plant Ecology


Dr. AppelDr. Chip Appel

Phone: (805) 756-1691
Office: 180-515

Google Scholar


See more about Dr. Appel

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Appel's Areas of Focus

Soil and Water Chemistry · Tropical Soils


Doug AversanoMr. Doug Aversano - Lecturer

Phone: (805) 756-6096
Office: 10-254




See more about Mr. Aversano

Office Hours Listings

Mr. Aversano's Areas of Focus

Fire Management


Nicholas BabinDr. Nicholas Babin

Phone: (805) 756-2373
Office: 181-317

Google Scholar



See more about Dr. Babin

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Babin's Areas of Focus

Agroecology · Sustainable Food Systems · Natural Resources Policy and Planning · Watershed Management · Political Economy


Dr. ChiuDr. Yiwen Chiu

Phone: (805) 756-2972
Office: 180-504

Google Scholar

Research Gate



See more about Dr. Chiu

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Chiu's Areas of Focus

Environmental Management · Application of GIS · Life Cycle Analysis · Quantitative Simulation

Dr. Richard CobbDr. Richard Cobb

Phone: (805) 756-6333
Office: 10-238

Google Scholar Research Gate

See more about Dr. Cobb

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Cobb's Areas of Focus

Forest Pathology · Forest Entomology · Ecosystem Ecology · Epidemiology

Charlotee DecockDr. Charlotte Decock

Phone: (805) 756-6360
Office: 180-415

Google Scholar Research Gate


See more about Dr. Decock

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Decock's Areas of Focus

Soil Health and Fertility Assessment · Soil Conservation · Fertilizer Management · Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. DicusDr. Chris Dicus

Phone: (805) 756-5104
Office: 180-506



See more about Dr. Dicus

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Dicus' Areas of Focus

Wildland Fire · Fuels Management

Dr. GillDr. Samantha Gill

(Coordinator for FNR Major)

Phone: (805) 756-6205
Office: 180-507

See more about Dr. Gill

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Gill's Areas of Focus

Forest Biometrics · Forest Mensuration · Geographic Information Systems

Rebecca GrahamMs. Rebecca Graham - Lecturer

Phone: (805) 756-2898
Office: 10-254



See more about Ms. Graham

Office Hours Listings

Ms. Graham's Areas of Focus

Soil Science – Lab Safety – Sustainable Agriculture


Meagan GroomMs. Meagan Groom - Academic Advisor

Phone: (805) 756-7574
Office: 074M-A

Office Hours Listings

Ms. Groom's Areas of Focus

Academic Advising

Dr. GrupenhoffDr. Ashley Grupenhoff


Phone: (805) 756-0747
Office: 181-314


See more about Dr. Ashley Grupenhoff

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Grupenhoff's Areas of Focus

Fire Ecology · Prescribed Fire · Fuel treatment impacts and effectiveness · Understory plant response to fire


Dr. KaarakkaDr. Lilli Kaarakka


Phone: (805) 756-6378
Office: 181-254


See more about Dr. Lilli Kaarakka

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Kaarakka's Areas of Focus

Forest Carbon Management · Forest Soils · Silviculture


Dr. MalamaDr. Bwalya Malama

(Soil Science Graduate Coordinator)

Phone: (805) 756-2971
Office: 180-516

Google ScholarResearch Gate



See more about Dr. Bwalya Malama

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Malama's Areas of Focus

Soil Biophysics · Groundwater Hydrogeology · Hydrogeophysics · Contaminant Transport


Cortney NewbyCortney Newby - Admin. Supp. Coord

Phone: (805) 756-6392
Office: 180-209

Areas of Focus

Administrative Support Coordinator

Dr. Yamina PresslerDr. Yamina Pressler

Phone: (805) 756-6338
Office: 181-313

Google Scholar Research Gate


See more about Dr. Pressler

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Pressler's Areas of Focus

Soil Ecology · Soil Food Webs · Soil Organic Matter · Fire Ecology · Pedology

Dr. ReesDr. Gordon Rees

(Coordinator for EESS Major)

Phone: (805) 756-6346
Office: 180-517




See more about Dr. Gordon Rees

Office Hours Listings



Dr. Rees' Areas of Focus

Pedology · Soil Mineralogy · Forest and Range Soils

Jeff ReimerJeff Reimer - Technician

Phone: (805) 756-1541
Office: 11-301

Areas of Focus

Technical Support · Urban Forestry

Executive Director - UFEI

Lisa WallravinLisa A. Rice - Admin. Supp. Coord

Phone: (805) 756-6390
Office: 180-209

Areas of Focus

Administrative Support Coordinator

Dr. Sistla (photo by Chris Linder)Dr. Seeta Sistla

Phone: (805) 756-2059

Google Scholar



See more about Dr. Sistla

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Sistla's Areas of Focus

Soil and Ecosystem Ecology · Terrestrial Carbon and Nutrient Cycling · Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Soils · Global Environmental Change

Craig StublerCraig Stubler - Technician

Phone: (805) 756-2188
Office: 180-252A

Areas of Focus

Technical Support · Soil Science

Dr. SurfleetDr. Chris Surfleet

(Graduate Programs Coordinator)

Phone: (805) 756-2743
Office: 180-518

Research Gate



See more about Dr. Surfleet

Office Hours Listings



Dr. Surfleet's Areas of Focus

Hydrologic Change due to Land Management · Water Quality · Watershed Assessment and Monitoring · Hydrologic modeling · Hydrologic Effects due to Climate Change

Dr. TelesetskyDr. Anastasia Telesetsky

Phone: (805) 756-6334
Office: 181-311



See more about Dr. Telesetsky

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Telesetsky's Areas of Focus

Environmental Law · International Environmental Law · Ocean Governance · Fisheries Law · Ecological Restoration · Climate Change Law · International Disaster Law

Dr. VermaDr. Priya Verma

(Coordinator for ENVM Major)

Phone: (805) 756-2773
Office: 180-505

See more about Dr. Verma

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Verma's Areas of Focus

Environmental Sociology · Governance for Sustainable Development · Corporate Environmental Management

Dr. WilliamsDr. Nick Williams

Phone: (805) 756-5016
Office: 181-315

Google Scholar


See more about Dr. Williams

Office Hours Listings


Dr. Williams' Areas of Focus

Socio-ecological Systems · Rural Development · Political Ecology · Climate Change Adaptation · Agro-biodiversity Conservation

Dr. WilsonDr. Stewart Wilson

Phone: (805) 756-6369
Office: 181-312

Google Scholar



See more about Dr. Wilson

Office Hours Listings

Dr. Wilson's Areas of Focus

Pedology · Soil Genesis and Mineralogy · Phosphorus Biogeochemistry · Digital Soil Mapping · Soil Data Science · Geoinformatics · Vineyard Soils

David YunMr. David Yun - Lecturer

Phone: (805) 781-7189
Office: 180-209



See more about Mr. Yun

Office Hours Listings

Mr. Yun's Areas of Focus

Certified GIS Professional (GISP) · Geographic Information Systems · Global Positioning System


Related Content

Support NRES

  • club activities

    Focused on students
    NRES provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

  • SURP Students


    Hands On Learning
    NRES students from all majors get hands on experience.


support NRES

How You can Help

Advising & Forms

cap and tasselStudents have access to CAFES Academic Advisors as well as faculty in their major.


More on Advising


Office Hours

clockOpen: M - F 8am - 5pm
Closed: 12pm-1pm for lunch
Location: 180-209


Contact NRES