Environmental Science & Policy

Environmental Science & Policy


Message From Program Director Dr. Christine Whitcraft

cwhitcraft“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
Email: christine.whitcraft@csulb.edu

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


Spring, 2021 Advising (Minor, B.A., & B.S.)

Advisor: Dr. Monica Argandona
Office: FO5-210
Email: Monica.Argandona@csulb.edu
Advising Portal

ES&P Faculty Office Hours

Fall 2020 Faculty Office Hours