Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Resource Management - CSU Channel Islands

I study the human dimensions of ocean and coastal management using interdisciplinary methods, including citizen science. My goal is to engage students and communities in understanding and sustainably managing their coastal resources.

I enjoy exploring California's coast with my wife Ashley, our son Huck, and our dog Lou.

"The point of greatest interest is where the land and water meet." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Method of Nature, 1841

"One of the fastest-shrinking categories of wilderness is coastlines." - Aldo Leopold, Wilderness, 1953 

"...and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks..." - Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, 1963

Coastography Lab


noun   |   coast·og·ra·phy   |   \ˈkōst ä-grə-fē \

1 :  the science of the coast and its interconnected social-ecological systems.

2 :  the study of coastal sustainability.