Graduate Program

Environmental Science & Management is one of four options in the Master of Science program in Natural Resources.

The program includes options in Environmental Science & Management (ESM), Forestry, Watershed and Wildland Sciences (FWWS), Wildlife, and Fisheries, and provides graduate training in traditional disciplines, as well as flexibility for training in the interdisciplinary aspects of natural resources. 

Below is a list of ESM faculty, their research interests and links to their web pages. If you are interested in working with a particular person, contact them directly and be sure to mention how your research interest aligns with that person.

The M.S. curriculum requires completion of a thesis as part of the student’s training for research in management of natural resources. Candidates for the degree are required to consult with an appropriate faculty committee and prepare individual programs of study which must be approved by the committee. Information about the M.S. in Natural Resources programs, including minimum entrance requirements can be found in the Loading....

For information about the Natural Resources graduate program visit the Graduate Program page.

For more information contact: Natural Resources Graduate Program, College of Natural Resources & Sciences, Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata, CA 95521-8299, (707) 826-3256,

Graduate Faculty

Steven R. Martin

Steven R. Martin, Ph.D.



Outdoor recreation planning and management in parks, wilderness, and other public lands.

Kerry M. Byrne

Kerry M. Byrne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Applied Ecology


Applied Terrestrial Ecology

Yvonne Everett

Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.

Professor - Environmental Planning


Environmental and Natural Resources Planning

Kevin Fingerman

Kevin Fingerman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Energy & Climate

Water/Energy Nexus, bioenergy, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Jim Graham

Jim Graham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Geospatial Science


Spatial analysis, habitat suitability modeling

Dr. Jen Marlow

Jennifer Marlow, J.D.

Assistant Professor - Environmental Law

Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Climate Justice

Dr. Alison O'Dowd

Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.

Professor - Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration, Aquatic Ecology

Laurie Richmond

Laurie Richmond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Planning

William Trush, Ph.D.

William Trush, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor - Ecological Restoration