Environmental Policy Working Group

The ESI Policy Working Group strives to foster and develop interdisciplinary policy research and projects focusing on the environment. Members come from a variety of academic departments, professions, and backgrounds. The policy foci of group members include such diverse topics as climate change, sustainable development, wildlife protection, and water. The Policy Working Group provides a forum for transfer of research ideas among our academic and professional members and communication with policy makers and the scientific community at large.  To join the Environmental Policy Working Group, or to get in touch with a working group member, contact ESI at esi@esi.utexas.edu.


Environmental Policy Working Group Members

  • Jay Banner, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
  • Kelley Crews, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
  • Kevin Connally, Environmental Specialist, Travis County Natural Resources
  • Hope Fitzgerald, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
  • Gregory Knapp, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
  • Lisa Loftus-Otway, Center for Transportation Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Mike Lyday, Watershed Protection and Development, City of Austin
  • Suzanne Pierce, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences