School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Garrett Albistegui Adler

    Garrett Albistegui Adler

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGarrett is interested in better understanding connections between environmental variability (and change) and human security. In particular, he works to explore relationships between climate variability and violent conflict, and hopes to better identify some of the mechanisms that may link these phenomena.

  • Laura Bloomfield

    Laura Bloomfield

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2020
    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    MSTP Student

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLaura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks.

  • Nina Brooks

    Nina Brooks

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNina’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, health, and development economics and she is broadly interested in the social and environmental determinants of population health. Her dissertation looks at the health and environmental externalities of brick manufacturing in Bangladesh. Her other work is focused on reproductive health access and policies in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Israel.

  • Nicole Buckley Biggs

    Nicole Buckley Biggs

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioNic studies rural land use change and governance in the context of rangeland ecology and management. Her research interests include environmental governance, habitat conservation, payments for ecosystem services, social-ecological systems, and conservation program design. Nic's current work focuses on conserving California's rangelands and barriers to scaling the use of tools like USDA conservation programs, conservation easements, sustainability certifications, and soil carbon markets. 


    Before graduate school, she worked as Campaign Director for the Northern Sierra Partnership project at The Nature Conservancy and as Assistant Director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy & Environment Program. Nic's research is made possible by the Stanford Earth Dean's Fellowship.

  • Rachel Ragnhild Carlson

    Rachel Ragnhild Carlson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioRachel Carlson researches the spatial ecology of coral reefs and variables impacting coral response to anthropogenic stress. Her work aims to support evidence-based marine planning linking conservation and sustainable livelihoods under climate change. She applies geospatial technology like high-resolution remote sensing as well as field-based methods to understand patterns of reef resilience and implications for ocean governance.

    Prior to joining Stanford, Rachel worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she led mapping and outreach programs to protect drinking water and coastal ecosystems. She has also worked for numerous environmental initiatives in Senegal, Ireland, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Rachel graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Bachelor's in English, and from Trinity College, Dublin in 2013 with a Master's in International Politics. She is a Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science and Engineering and a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Ecology.

  • Marissa Childs

    Marissa Childs

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMarissa’s research interests are in the ecology of infectious diseases. She studies the environmental and social conditions that promote vector-borne disease transmission. Her current research focuses on spillover of yellow fever virus in Brazil and the effects of temperature on dengue transmission.