School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • Francisca Santana

    Francisca Santana

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFrancisca studies social ecological systems of coastal regions, with a focus on current and historical trends in conservation, governance and resource use in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Nikhil Sawe

    Nikhil Sawe

    Lecturer, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThrough functional MRI, neuroeconomics analyzes the financial decision-making process at the level of discrete brain structures, allowing insights into the way we think about and route information. Nik's research adapts neuroeconomics techniques to assess decision-making in environmental questions.

  • Samy Sekar

    Samy Sekar

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSamy researches how to estimate public opinion at state and local levels, so that public opinion data is more relevant for policymakers. She also studies how people form their attitudes toward climate change and how those attitudes shape behavior.

  • Allison Sherris

    Allison Sherris

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAllison's research interests include the geochemistry of heavy metal fate and transport, as well as the public health impacts of exposure to inorganic contaminants in soil, surface water, and groundwater.

  • Lin Shi

    Lin Shi

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLin studies approaches to evaluating, communicating, and mitigating the life cycle environmental impacts of Information and Communication Technology products, focusing on supply chains.

  • A.R. Siders

    A.R. Siders

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
    Stanford Student Employee, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning - Educational Programs

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSiders' research is motivated by the desire to build safe, resilient, sustainable coastal communities. As climate change makes the coasts increasingly vulnerable to sea level rise, hurricanes, storm surge, and floods, people will need to find new ways to deal with these challenges.

    As an interdisciplinary scholar, Siders combines legal analysis, geography, qualitative and social science, and digital humanities to explore the creation, implementation, and effect of coastal adaptation policies.

    Her doctoral work uses computational tools from the digital humanities to conduct the first meta-analysis of research on adaptive capacity -- an effort to understand why some people and groups are better able to adapt than others. Her work identifies five key functions that all people must be able to perform to adapt, and proposes a novel approach for thinking about and assessing capacity. The method is novel for its ability to assess capacity across scales, from individual to nation, thereby allowing assessment of multi-scalar systems.

    Other recent projects include an exploration of the social justice implications of U.S. coastal buyout policies; an evaluation of the utility of urban climate adaptation strategies; and a proposal for a dynamic maritime governance scheme in the Arctic. Siders collaborates with consulting companies and non-profits to integrate climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction, resilience, and international development efforts.

    Her work is geographically diverse, including projects in Europe, U.S. coasts and rivers, global coastal megacities, the Arctic, and Southeast Asia.

  • Timothy Singer

    Timothy Singer

    MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2018
    Masters Student in Environment and Resources


  • Briana Swette

    Briana Swette

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBriana studies rural land use change and governance, using methods from geography, ecology, and the social sciences. She is currently investigating how public lands livestock grazing is changing in Idaho's High Divide landscape, and the consequences for communities and ecosystems.

  • Shannon Swanson

    Shannon Swanson

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsShannon studies artisanal fishing communities in small island nations in South East Asia and Oceania and how they are affected by tourism, marine protected areas, conflict, social learning networks, and governance structures. She is also interested in developing new qualitative methods of research using film and photography.