How can we conserve natural resources while meeting the rising demands of the human species? The Campbell Lab is addressing this question using climate change science. With a focus on regional and global models of food, energy, and water systems we are leading the following projects:
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” -Wendell Berry
The results of our scientific research are channeled into courses at the Environmental Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. In particular, see recent project-based courses on the food, energy, water nexus for graduates (201B) and undergraduates (196).
We welcome people from diverse backgrounds to our team of environmental scholars. Some of us develop computer models of the environment and others test these models by making measurements in the field. We find that our team has the most findings and fun when we work across disciplines.
This research is possible due to financial support that covers graduate student salaries, equipment, and other critical expenses. Some of these grants are linked below.
We welcome inquiries of all kinds. Please use this form to reach out to us. In the past we have heard from students interested in joining a research project, researchers wanting to share data, members of the public wanting to learn about the science, and many others. We want to hear from you!
Natural Science 2 - Room 461
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064