Office of the Director
Dr. Benjamin Houlton was recently named the Director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment. Dr. Houlton is a Professor in Land, Air and Water Resources and his research focuses on how changing climates impact ecosystem processes. Ben joins the JMIE team to help lead the Institute toward global leadership in climate change science. Dr. Houlton has been at the core of a campus initiative to collect, analyze and assess large data sets from the physical, biological and social environment. He brings to JMIE a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for helping integrate a diversity of campus research efforts on climate change mitigation and adaptation into a cohesive climate change program through the John Muir Institute.
Additional Research & Academic Staff:
Erica Fleishman, Researcher- Environmental Decision-Making
Amber C. Kerr, Postdoctoral Researcher - USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hubackerr@ucdavis.edu
Samuel N Luoma, Researcher - Policy Development; SFEWS Editor-in-Chief