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Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
(Ph.D. only)
GPES Areas of Study

Leader: Sharon Moran

Welcome to the web page for the PhD area of study in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy (ENRP). We are a unique group of graduate students, faculty, and researchers who share a deep concern for the development and application of interdisciplinary approaches to the stewardship of ecosystems. The ENRP doctoral program is distinguished by its approach to interdisciplinary science, bringing multiple biophysical sciences together with social science, policy, and management. The problems we study are grounded in the biophysical world, most specifically with the human impact on biophysical systems and vice versa. Investigating these problems requires scientific understanding of the interconnections between ecosystems and social systems; the skills developed in the ENRP program help our graduates to creatively and appropriately design managerial and policy solutions, as well as conduct research studies.

Students in the program work with their major professors and committees to plan their coursework and dissertation research, as detailed in the Handbook (link below). Coursework in the program includes emphasis in areas including biophysical science, social science, research methods, and advanced natural resource and environmental policy. The interdisciplinary nature of the ENRP program brings with it a unique administrative approach: faculty from several departments cooperate to deliver the ENRP doctoral program as an area of study within the Graduate Program on Environmental Science, under the Division of Environmental Science.

Note for Prospective Students: You may also want to explore other ESF graduate programs offered through the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Management as well through different areas of study within Environmental Science.

ENRP Faculty

NAME

SPECIALTY

E-MAIL

ADDRESS

Beier, Colin M.forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformaticscbeier@esf.edu 311 Bray Hall
Germain, Renéforest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systemsrhgermai@syr.edu316 Bray Hall
Hirsch, Paul D.integrative thinking and problem-solving, water planning, biodiversity conservation, science-policy interface, environmental thought and ethics, policy analysis, public participation and decision-making, environmental valuation, complexity, participant-observation and survey methods, discourse analysis, environmental policy, climate governance, policy science dividepahirsch@esf.edu 114 Marshall Hall
Luzadis, Valerie A.ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory decision-makingvluzadis@esf.edu106 Marshall Hall
Manno, Jack P.sustainability theory and practice, Great Lakes policy and institutions, science and policy decision making, sustainable development, ecological economicsjpmanno@esf.edu 211A Marshall Hall
Moran, Sharon D.environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policysmoran@esf.edu 113 Marshall Hall
Newman, David H.Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policydnewman@esf.edu 319 Bray Hall
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M.environmental communication; science and technology communication; wildlife conservation and policy; climate change mitigation and adaptation discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative and critical methods; program evaluation methods; conflict; public participation; energy;wildlife managementamparker@esf.edu 108A Marshall Hall
Rickard, Laura N.environmental communication, risk communication, science communication, health communication, qualitative & mixed methods, survey research, message design & testing, public health, national parks, risk managementlrickard@esf.edu108B Marshall Hall
Selfa, Theresaenvironmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, sociology of development, political sociology, qualitative methods, comparative-historical methods, biofuels, land use planning, water policy and politicstselfa@esf.edu 109 Marshall Hall
Smardon, Richard C.wetland assessment and management, landscape management policy, public participation and decision-making, sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve managementrsmardon@esf.edu 211B Marshall Hall
Smith, Jennifer L.construction management, building materials, geotechnical engineeringjsmith@esf.edu 221 Baker Laboratory
Sonnenfeld, David A.sociology of environment and natural resources; comparative environmental policy and governance; globalization, development and sustainability; science and technology studies; East and Southeast Asia; field, historical and mixed research methodsdsonn@esf.edu211B Marshall Hall

Graduate Students in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Current Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Elvin BethuremElvin Bethurem
embethur@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch and Selfa

Emily CloydEmily Cloyd
etcloyd@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (EFB )

Bryan ComerBryan Comer
bhcomer@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran
Undergraduate Institute: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studie)

Previous Graduate Study: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studies)

About
Bryan Comer is a PhD student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. Bryan holds a Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Bryan's research focuses on the environmental impacts of freight transportation policies in the Great Lakes region.

Susana del Granado PenarandaSusana del Granado Penaranda
smdelgra@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno and Hall

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol & Dem Proces)

Lorena Estrada ChinchillaLorena Estrada Chinchilla
lnestrad@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Lisa GreenwoodLisa Greenwood
llgreenw@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran
Undergraduate Institute: Rochester Institute of Technology (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: University of New Haven (Environ Eng )

About
Lisa Greenwood is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.† Her bachelorís and masterís degrees are in civil engineering, and she has more than 20 years of professional experience in environmental management with firms including United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney.† For the past three years she has been an instructor in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.† She plans to research innovation in corporate environmental management practices, especially as they relate to water quality standards.

Imran KhalidImran Khalid
iskhalid@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Smardon
Undergraduate Institute: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Environ Science)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol )

About
Imran Khalid is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.†† He is researching wastewater management issues, especially in small and low-income communities.† He holds a bachelorís degree from Virginia Tech, and masterís degrees (two), from the National University in Karachi, Pakistan, and also from SUNY Ė ESF.

Kyungsun LeeKyungsun Lee
klee34@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Seoul National University

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (History of Science )

Graduate Research Topic
Ecological Modernization of the Chemical Industry in South Korea

Publications
Lee, Kyungsun. 2013. Scientists and Engineers without Borders: Appropriate Technology for a Sustainable World. Seoul: Danielstone Publishing Co. ISBN 9788958074878

Marvin Joseph MontefrioMarvin Joseph Montefrio
mfmontef@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: University of the Philippines (Civil Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: National University of Singapore (Envt'l Engineering; Envt'l Management)

Graduate Research Topic
Growing Low Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines: Integration of Smallholders in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes

Favorite Quote
"For what it's worth, it was worth all the while; It's something unpredictable but in the end is right" - Green Day

Areas of Competency
Globalization and environmental governance; Ecological economics; Economic anthropology; Participatory approaches to natural resource management; Political ecology of biofuels

Website
http://mfmontef.mysite.syr.edu

About
Marvin is a trained environmental scientist and engineer from the National University of Singapore, where he specialized in the technical and economic aspects of sustainable forms of bioenergy production. His encounters with the burgeoning environmental and social impacts of agriculture-based biofuels in Southeast Asia led him to explore the policy and social dimensions of biofuels production for his doctoral research. In particular, he is interested in studying the decision-making processes in collaborative management regimes that integrate indigenous cultural communities to the global production systems of "sustainable biofuels." Marvin is pursuing a concurrent Masters in Public Administration degree at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to further hone his knowledge on policy, governance and collaboration. He carried out his doctoral field research in the Philippines from 2011-12.

Renata Moreno QuinteroRenata Moreno Quintero
rmorenoq@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa

Solomon MungureSolomon Mungure
smungure@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Previous Graduate Study: University of Zimbabwe (Social Ecology )

Xiaole NiXiaole Ni
xini@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Nanjing University (English Language and)

Previous Graduate Study: Arizona State University (Public Administration)

Graduate Research Topic
Civic Scientists and Environmental Health in China

Areas of Competency
Science studies; Environmental communication; Social movements and new media; Food, environment and public health

Juliana QuaresmaJuliana Quaresma
jmquares@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Erin SwallowErin Swallow
easwallo@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Xiaoliang YangXiaoliang Yang
xyang08@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: University of Electronic Sci & Tech (Biology)

Previous Graduate Study: Pace University (Environmental Scienc)

Graduate Research Topic
A Global Partnership Approach to Clean Energy Technology Innovation: Cooperation between China and the United States on Carbon Capture and Storage

Favorite Quote
Strengthen Self without Stopping, Hold World with Virtue.

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Areas of Competency
Environmental & energy policy; Sociology of science and technology; Global environmental governance; Sustainable energy systems

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