Culture, Environmental Values, Risk; Ecosystem Services and Coupled Human Systems


Terre Satterfield – An anthropologist by training and an interdisciplinarian by design. Her work concerns sustainable development in the context of debates about environmental values, risk and environmental health. Professor Satterfield studies environmental conflicts including logging disputes, biodiversity management and politics, First Nation interest in land management and regulatory contexts, the governance and perceived risk of new technologies (biotechnology and nanotechnology), and the social and cultural consequences of contamination. Professor Satterfield’s research is or has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Hampton Fund, the US National Science Foundation, the New Zealand Foundation for Research and Technology, the US EPA and Department of Energy, the World Health Organization, the Getty Conservation Institute.

Students: Jason Brown, Megan Callahan, Mollie ChapmanMaery Kaplan-Hallam, Margaret Low, Johnnie Manson, Jonathan Taggart, Jordan Tam, Nicole Wilson, Hollis Andrews, Alida O’Connor.


Kai Chan – His training spans conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, policy, and ethics, and his skill sets include quantitative analysis and modeling. Kai combines these perspectives in a sustainability science research program on social-ecological interactions (including human impacts on ecosystem components and processes, and ecosystem services to benefit people) and applied environmental ethics to inform ecosystem-based management and sustainability solutions.

Students: John Driscoll, Edward Gregr, Sarah Klain, Maayan Kreitzman, Paige OlmstedJonathan Taggart, Jordan Tam, Emily Anderson, Alejandra Echeverri, Adrian Semmelink, Elizabeth Williams.