The M.S. in Ecology and Sustainability is a multidisciplinary program that draws upon biology and other natural sciences, economics, policy, management, and other disciplines. All members of the Department of Biological Sciences are considered to be potential instructors and thesis advisors in the program. Thesis committees are required to have at least two faculty members from the Department of Biological Sciences. A third member of the thesis committee can come from any department on campus. University faculty who frequently teach courses and advise graduate students include:
Elvin Alemán (Chemistry):
Physical chemistry, photophysical characterization, DNA base flipping, biofuels. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3783
Ritin Bhaduri (Biology):
Marine and estuarine ecology, invertebrate zoology. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3485
David Colnic (Politics and Public Administration):
Environmental policy, politics of sustainability, global water initiatives, borderland environmental management. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3520
Jennifer Cooper (Biology):
Evolution of behavior in mammals. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-6694
Matthew Cover (Biology):
Stream ecology, restoration ecology, biological monitoring of water quality, aquatic entomology, with a focus on Megaloptera. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3603
Michael Fleming (Biology):
Ecology (communities and populations, plant/animal interactions), science education (metacognition, identifying and correcting misconceptions in biology, learning how to learn in the sciences). email@example.com Ph. 209-664-6923.
Marina Gerson (Biology):
Ecology, herpetology, behavioral ecology, evolution, desert biology, tropical biology. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-664-6547.
Mark Grobner (Biology):
Developmental biology, mammalian preimplantation embryo development. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3628.
Peggy Hauselt (Geography):
GIS modeling of agricultural effects on environmental and biogeographic landscapes in the western United States, East Asia, and the Caribbean. PHauselt@csustan.edu Ph. 209-667-3557.
Terry Jones (Biology):
Vertebrate functional morphology and paleobiology. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3488.
Patrick Kelly (Biology):
Mammalian ecology and conservation, habitat management for endangered kangaroo rats and viability analyses for the San Joaquin kit fox and other email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3446.
Ann Kohlhaas (Biology):
Ecology, behavior, and conservation of vertebrates, especially primates, other mammals and birds. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3695.
Alison McNally (Geography):
Biogeography, conservation, remote sensing, GIS, geomorphology. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3726.
Brian Sardella (Biology):
Physiology of fish and other aquatic animals in extreme environments. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-3483
Kenneth Schoenly (Biology):
Invertebrate ecology, forensic entomology, ecological agriculture and biological control. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3949.
Rebekah Shrader (Economics):
Agricultural and natural resources economics. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-667-6618.
My Lo Thao (Biology):
Genetics and evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria-insect associations, environmental microbiology (bioremediation), and molecular biology. email@example.com Ph. 209-667-3649.
Stuart Wooley (Biology):
Plant-herbivore interactions, interactions between above- and below-ground organisms- particularly those that are symbiotic. Improving educational practices in biology or other science teaching. firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 209-664-6926.