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Spotlight on Faculty Research: Sustainability

Photo of Carson Richard Carson
Richard Carson is a professor of economics. He specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. He has worked on issues related to air pollution, energy, growth management, natural disasters, non-market valuation and water. He also works in the areas of econometrics and consumer marketing. More…
Photo of Gerwick Bill Gerwick
Bill Gerwick is a professor at Scripps Institution Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focuses on the discovery of new anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory or neurotoxic compounds from marine algae, with a special emphasis on blue-green algae. More…
Photo of GrovesTheodore Groves
Theodore Groves is a professor of economics. He is also director of the Center for Environmental Economics which promotes research in environmental economics and provides a community for scholars, including faculty, graduate students, and others, interested in various topics on environmental economics. More…
Photo of Kleissl Jan Kleissl
Professor Kleissl is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has focused his research on interactions of the lowest part of the atmosphere, the boundary layer, with the Earth's surface. He has merged his expertise in experimental and computational work to produce models of land-atmosphere interaction and evapotranspiration which have relevance to air quality and other environmental problems. More…
Photo of MayfieldStephen Mayfield
Stephen Mayfield is director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, professor of molecular biology and John Dove Isaacs Chair of Natural Philosophy. He investigates gene regulation in eukaryotic algae and the use of this alga for the production of human therapeutic proteins and as a platform for biofuel production. He is also developing molecular tools for algal genetic transformation. More…
Photo of Oreskes Naomi Oreskes
Naomi Oreskes is a professor of history and science studies. Her research focuses on the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods and practices in the earth and environmental sciences, and on understanding scientific consensus and dissent. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board on the use and evaluation of computer models. More…
Photo of Ramanathan V. Ramanathan
V. Ramanathan, distinguished professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is the principal investigator for Project Surya which aims to mitigate the regional impacts of global warming by immediately and demonstrably reducing atmospheric concentrations of black carbon, methane, and ozone. By replacing highly polluting cookstoves traditionally employed in rural areas with clean-cooking technologies, Surya will metaphorically create a black carbon hole within weeks of introducing the energy-efficient technologies. More…