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It's All in the Name: Santa Rosa Island Exhibition

Friday, March 13, 2015.

John Spoor Broome Library is hosting a Santa Rosa Island exhibit, featuring your fellow ESRM classmates, items that have been collected from the island, and artwork by students as well as professors. The exhibit will be displayed in the Art Gallery - Room 2537 until April 10.

Photos taken at Santa Rosa Island  Crab sketch by Professor Liz King  Abalone shell found on Santa Rosa Island

CI Alumni Colleen Draguesku is Featured by Fish and Wildlife Service's Women in Science Initiative.

Monday, March 9, 2015.

Former ESRM student, Colleen Draguesku is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist who works with Fish and Wildlife Services in Ventura County. This month is Women's History Month and Fish and Wildlife Services are recognizing their women of science.  Colleen has been working in the field of conservation biology for over seven years and has a special interest in amphibian conservation.  Check out the US Fish and Wildlife's article about Colleen Draguesku here.

Colleen Draguesku is recognized by Fish and Wildlife Services.Colleen with students from the Bishop Paiute Tribe in Yosemite.

Photos by USFWS.

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About ESRM

The Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in a variety of environmental topics. Graduates in Environmental Science and Resource Management have a solid understanding of the environment from both scientific and human perspectives.

ESRM students are grounded in the fundamentals of ecology, physics, and chemistry by examining the intersection between the biological and the physical environments in the lab and field. Effective management of these natural systems are explored from a variety of social science and humanities perspectives including demography, economics, political science, sociology, literature, and environmental history. In addition to theoretical underpinnings, our students are trained in a variety of skills necessary for the environmental science professional of the 21st century; Geographic Information Systems, quantitative data analyses and presentation, technical writing, and a variety of field and lab methodologies. Service Learning and Civic Engagement feature prominently in several of our courses from the introductory level to the advanced. ESRM graduates leave us with a deep appreciation for the complexities involved in balancing human needs and desires with sustainable use of Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources and the ability to contribute to the effective management of these resources into the future.

ESRM faculty and their students are engaged in a wide variety of research efforts across Ventura County, the United States, and the globe. We have particular strengths in human dimensions of resource management, geospatial analysis, and ecological restoration.

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