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Meredith received her Ph.D. in Ecology in 2014. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in sustainability science at Harvard University and is now an assistant professor at the University of Vermont. As a graduate student, she was a NSF IGERT Trainee, NSF Graduate Fellow, and Switzer Fellow. She studies environmental behavior focused on farmer perceptions of climate change and adoption of mitigation and adaptation techniques in New Zealand and California. Meredith holds a B.A. in political science from The Catholic University of America where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She previously worked in Washington D.C as the director of a climate change and agriculture campaign and as the Public Affairs Coordinator on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at the US State Department. She served as a member of the Climate Action Reserve's nutrient management workgroup and as a UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute board member. Meredith was the Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and the External Chair for the UC Davis Graduate Student Association.
I received a MA in Geography at UC Davis in 2008 and a BA at UC Berkeley. I'm currently working towards a PhD in Geography focusing on collective action and community based environmental management. My research on local groundwater governance is being conducted in Guadalupe Valley, Mexico's largest viticulture region. Currently I'm working with the Nature Conservancy and UC Davis' Center for Watershed Sciences investigating the feasibility of a water fund in N. Baja. I'm also using my research as a case study for a book chapter on Collaborative Governance.
Angee is an alumni of the UC Davis's Graduate Group in Ecology, Department of Environmental Science and Policy. She is currently working as a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Policy Fellow, and is assigned to the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water. Her dissertation work examined the intersection of social science and natural science, by looking into policies leading to the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. Specifically, Angee focused on marine resource use in the Bahamas, particularly the Caribbean spiny lobster fishery. Along with her dissertation work, Angee has published an encyclopedia chapter on Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries and two manuscripts. The first was a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for a National Seashore and the second reexamined conservation monitoring, approaching it as an investment decision. Angee is a Switzer Fellow and a Packard Conservation Management Fellow. Angee's graduate advisor was CEPB's Jim Sanchirico.
I'm a post-doctoral researcher who specializes in networks science. For the Rangeland project, I wrote an interactive, electronic survey that asked Ranchers, Environmentalists, and Rangeland Professionals what they would do with a specific rangeland property. Using those surveys, and data collected from group discussions on the same topic, I am mapping individuals' cognitive networks and how these change during the group discussion. I'm also working on other projects around the lab from organizational to semantic network projects.
Ofelia was an international visiting Scholar from Mexico during 2012. Her research interests focuses on business environmental performance and environmental policies. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation research, which analyzes Mexican environmental policies and how the national commercial chambers may influence their outcomes. In order to deepen the understanding of environmental management and interest groups in Mexico, she analyzes two particular cases: the National Environmental Audit Program and the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register.
Ignacio Pisano was a visting graduate student from Spain who worked on comparative analysis of public opinion and environmental behavior. He published an article with Mark Lubell in 2015 (see below), and is now living in Spain pursuing various projects and life avenues!
Pisano, Ignacio, and Mark Lubell. "Environmental Behavior in Cross-National Perspective A Multilevel Analysis of 30 Countries." Environment and Behavior (2015): 0013916515600494.
Dave is a staff researcher at the Information Center for the Environment, UC Davis. His research includes scientific data management and biodiversity informatics, with an emphasis on long-term ecological datasets.