Affiliates working on Planning and Management
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Affiliates working on Planning and Management


Stephanie Carlson

Associate Professor
Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research Areas: Freshwater fish ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation of freshwaters

 

Sample Projects: Evolution (and loss) of biodiversity among salmon populations, Ecology of intermittent streams, Ecology and conservation planning of urban streams, Bio-physical coupling in coastal estuaries, Ecological impacts of large-scale water management.

Stephanie Carlson

Iryna Dronova

Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

 

Research Areas: Wetlands; Wetland Restoration; Remote Sensing; GIS & Spatial Analysis

 

Sample Projects: Using remotely-sensed phenology to monitor biodiversity and ecosystem services in wetlands; Cost-effective tools for wetland restoration monitoring from local to regional scales

Iryna Dronova

William Eisenstein

Executive Director
Center for Resource Efficient Communities

 

 

Research Areas: urban sustainability, ecological design, ecological economics, resource conservation planning, public participation in resource management

 

Sample Projects:  Multi-criteria suitability analysis for stormwater capture, treatment, and recharge; Assessing implementation opportunities and barriers for innovative green stormwater infrastructure

William Eisenstein

Ted Grantham

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor; Co-Director of the Cannabis Research Center at UC Berkeley
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 

Research Areas: freshwater ecology; surface water hydrology; water resources management

 

Sample projects: Eco-hydrology of intermittent streams; managing water for the environment; freshwater ecosystem vulnerability to climate change; environmental impacts of cannabis production
Ted Grantham

Kristina Hill

Associate Professor
Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design

 

Research Areas: Urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to physical design and social justice issues, adapting urban districts and shore zones to the new challenges associated with climate change, adaptation and coastal design

 

Sample Projects: Urban water system design that supports salmon health, understanding the potential for designs to help protect coastal communities as sea levels rise internationally, adaptation and coastal design in the San Francisco Bay Area

Kristina Hill

Arpad Horvath

Professor
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Engineering and Project Management

 

Research Areas: Life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment: transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.

 

Sample Projects: Environmental implications of various products, processes and services, in particular, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.
Arpad Horvath

Michael Kiparsky

Director of the Wheeler Water Institute
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law

 

Research Areas: Water resources policy and management; science-policy interface; translational research and synthesis

 

Sample Projects: Evaluating and Improving the Relationships Between Regulation and Innovation in the Wastewater Sector; Developing Water Data Systems to Improve Decision Making; Recharge Net Metering to Enhance Groundwater Sustainability; Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Water Allocation Institutions; Evaluating the Benefits for and Pathways to Small Water System Consolidations

Michael Kiparsky

G. Mathias Kondolf

Professor
Environmental Planning

 

Research Areas: fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river restoration, environmental planning, environmental science, managing flood-prone lands, urban rivers, and sediment in rivers and reservoirs

 

Sample Projects:  The social connectivity of urban rivers, analyzing the city-river relationships over time and current urban river revitalization efforts; The social life of the sediment balance, examining river-basin impacts of dams on downstream rivers and deltas from both geomorphological and environmental history perspectives; and Strategic dam planning for improved tradeoffs between hydropower generation and environment.

G. Mathias Kondolf

Luke Macaulay

Professor
Environmental Planning

 

Research Areas: fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river restoration, environmental planning, environmental science, managing flood-prone lands, urban rivers, and sediment in rivers and reservoirs

 

Sample Projects:  The social connectivity of urban rivers, analyzing the city-river relationships over time and current urban river revitalization efforts; The social life of the sediment balance, examining river-basin impacts of dams on downstream rivers and deltas from both geomorphological and environmental history perspectives; and Strategic dam planning for improved tradeoffs between hydropower generation and environment.

Luke Macaulay

Albert Ruhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

 

Research Areas: Freshwater Ecology

 

Sample Projects2019-23 Collaborative Proposal: NSF MSB-FRA: Scaling Climate, Connectivity, and Communities in Streams; 2019-20 California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) Water Research Program. Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of the Multi-Scale Effects of Drought on Riverine Biodiversity; 2019-20  California Department of Fish and Wildlife Awards. Reconnecting Delta food webs: evaluating the influence of tidal marsh restoration on energy flow and prey availability for native fishes; 2019-20 Subaward from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland. Advancing quantitative methods to understand causal pathways and feedbacks within complex socio-hydrological systems.

Albert Ruhi

David Sedlak

Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center, Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE)
Environmental Engineering

 

Research Areas: Environmental chemistry, water recycling, contaminant fate in receiving waters, natural treatment systems, reinvention of urban water systems

 

Sample Projects: The Fate of Trace Organic Compounds in Treatment Wetlands, In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Persistent Organic Contaminants

David Sedlak

William T. Stringfellow

Professor & Director Ecological Engineering Research Program
Earth & Environmental Sciences Area; Energy Geosciences Division; Geochemistry Department; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Research Areas: Industrial waste treatment and water quality, with an emphasis on engineered biological systems. Expertise includes treatment and management of industrial wastewater, including agricultural drainage water. Research experience includes combined physical-biological treatment, treatment wetlands, bioremediation, environmental impact assessment, watershed-scale water quality management, and eutrophication.

 

Sample Projects: Impact of oil field chemicals on the safe use of produced water for irrigated agriculture; Pre-treatment of non-traditional waters prior to desalinization ;Large-scale groundwater recharge as an alternative to surface storage; Biological degradation of quaternary ammonium compounds and other biocides.

William T. Stringfellow