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Environmental Science & Policy


Message From Program Director Dr. Christine Whitcraft

“I am excited to be stepping into a new leadership role with Environmental Science and Policy – first as assistant director and then as director. My own education was highly interdisciplinary as both an undergraduate Biology major with an Environmental Science concentration and as a graduate student in a Marine Biodiversity and Conservation program. Having a program like ES and P here at CSULB is a great opportunity for students and for faculty like me who are interested in conservation of our natural world through interdisciplinary collaboration. I am really looking forward to working with our enthusiastic students and faculty.”

Dr. Christine Whitcraft is currently an associate professor in the Biology Department and Director of Environmental Science and Policy at CSU Long Beach. She earned her B.A. in Biology from Williams College in Massachusetts and her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. Her main research interest is in the functioning of coastal wetlands and estuarine communities from a multi-disciplinary perspective including plant, algae, and benthic invertebrate biodiversity, food web structure, physical environmental parameters, and recently economic perspectives. She teaches a range of ecology classes within the department including Wetland Ecology, Plant Ecology, and Conservation Biology.


Program Information

Director: Dr. Christine Whitcraft
Office: HSCI-136

You may also contact:
Beth Moody, ASCII
Carol Philipp, ASCI
at (562) 985-4977 or
(562) 985-8432


Spring 2018 Advising (Minor, B.A., & B.S.)

Advisor: Dr. Monica Argandona
Office: FO5-210
Fall 2017 Advising Hours:

Day Advising Hours
Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am
Thursday 9:30am – 10:30am

Spring 2018 ES&P Faculty Office Hours

Spring 2018 Office Hours PDF

    ES&P Student Accomplishments

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