Area of Expertise: sustainability

Michele Betsill

Betsill focuses on global environmental politics and ways in which climate change is governed from the global to the local level across the public and private spheres.

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Gillian Bowser

A research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Bowser focuses on ecological indicators of climate change, and linkages between changing ecological conditions, local community livelihoods and climate.

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Brett Bruyere

Bruyere is director of the CSU Environmental Learning Center, where he focuses on environmental education, communication and planning in the context of natural or protected areas and the training of conservation professionals.

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Phil Cafaro

Phil Cafaro focuses on environmental ethics, consumption and population issues, and wildlands preservation.

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Rich Conant

An ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and associate director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU, Conant focuses on understanding how land use and land management practices impact carbon and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grassland ecosystems.

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Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins is a senior policy advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work focuses on air quality, and he has previously served as air quality program director for the Western Governor’s Association, co-chair of the EPA’s …

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Brian Dunbar

Brian Dunbar is the executive director for the Institute for the Built Environment; his research focuses on green and sustainable building.

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Tom Plant

Plant is a senior policy advisor in the Center for the New Energy Economy. His work explores the causes of global climate change as well as transportation and energy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Phyllis Resnick

Resnick is the lead economist at the CSU Colorado Futures Center.

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Bill Ritter, Jr.

Bill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, which provides technical assistance to policymakers in creating policies and practices that will facilitate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

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