• Gift Giving that Honors the Earth
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    Gift giving that honors the Earth

    Two Fellows have written Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership pieces that rethink the gifts we give at the holidays.

    Checklist for toys that focus on deeper values

    No more junk toys

  • Ocean science, politics, and management at the White House
    Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

    Ocean science, politics, and management at the White House

    Fellow Ariana Spawn reports back on lessons learned at the National Ocean Council last summer.

    Read more

  • Improving the Success of Biodiversity Conservation in the Bay Area
    Grant Outcome

    Improving the Success of Biodiversity Conservation in the Bay Area

    Our grant to Fellow Nicole Heller helped translate complex climate model results into information for land managers.

    Read more

The application period is now open for 2016 Switzer Fellowships!

Leadership Story

Bringing field ecology online

If outdoor learning were a religion, Erika Zavaleta would be among its foremost acolytes. An online ecology course, she realized, could attract students who would never consider taking a class requiring live field trips. By bringing field biology to a broader range of people, Zavaleta hopes the course will help broaden racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in ecology and environmental studies. “I’m interested in making more ways for people to have an entry point to get interested in conservation, an internship at a reserve, or taking a class with a field component.”

Upcoming Events

Switzer Network

Fellows in the News

Nov 25, 2015
The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation asked three researchers to interview various sectors of the water data community in depth, including agencies that routinely manage water data and are therefore most...Read more >
Oct 30, 2015
The Presidential OA Policy represents the culmination of significant effort among UC faculty and staff to support increased access to their research publications, from the adoption of the first UC...Read more >
Oct 30, 2015
“Satellite instruments, particularly MODIS, have revolutionized the scientific community’s ability to understand the spatial extent, transport pathways, and the source areas of dust...Read more >
Oct 7, 2015
The fall semester has officially begun and, along with welcoming our new students, College of the Pacific is happy to welcome four new faculty members. Several have moved from out-of-state to join...Read more >

A vibrant community of environmental leaders