Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management

California State University Channel Islands

I study the human dimensions of ocean and coastal management using interdisciplinary methods, including community-based research. My goal is to engage students and communities in understanding and sustainably managing their coastal resources. You can learn more about work at

I enjoy exploring California's coast with my wife and our two boys.

"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