Department Directory

Michael E Loik
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
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  • Email
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  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 473
    • 473 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB)
  • Office Hours Fall Office Hours: T 13:30-14:30 h, Th 11:00-12:00 h.
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Climate Change, Climatology, Water, Plant Sciences, Plant Biology, Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Hydrology
  • Courses Ecological Forecast for Global Warming, Plant Physiological Ecology, Climate Change Ecology

Summary of Expertise

Plant Physiological Ecology, Ecohydrology, Climatology, Meteorology, Climate change impacts, mitigation & adaptation

Research Interests

Climate Change, Plant Stress Tolerance, Desert Ecology, Alpine Ecology, Sensor Design, Sustainable Technology, Elevated CO2, Altered Precipitation, Atmospheric Warming, Nitrogen Deposition, Aerosols in Ecosystems

Teaching Interests

The study of ecological processes in a physical framework. Photosynthesis, water relations, energy budgets of plants and ecosystems. Climate change. Water resources. Renewable and sustainable technologies.