Ethan's research includes extracting high-resolution time series of tidewater glacier dynamics from time-lapse photographs, harnessing crowdsourcing platforms to tackle some of his difficult-to-automate image processing needs, and evaluating internet photo collections as records of subtle landscape changes. A side project, building an inventory of Boulder urban arable land with corresponding yield estimates, was supported in 2011-2012 by a CU Green Fund Scholarship. He is also an award-winning photographer.
Bruce examines how planners, activists, public agency managers and other stakeholders develop collaborative responses to social-ecological challenges, such as rapid growth in the wildlands-urban interface, biodiversity protection, common-property resource management, and climate change.
Environmental Social Science
Ashwin Ravikumar completed his PhD in Environmental Studies in 2013. His doctoral work used primary and secondary data from Bolivia to examine the effects of various types of inequality on forest governance outcomes, and how institutional design may - or may not - mitigate some of the adverse consequences of inequality. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for International Forestry Research in Lima, Peru.