"Science and religion are two of the most potent forces on Earth and they should come together to save the creation."

- E. O. Wilson
Harvard University

Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences

 

About Us


The Center is operated by the Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, and includes contributions from various faculty and students, primarily from the LLU School of Science and Technology. Faculty and students from other LLU schools and its sister institutions also contribute to the mission, goals, and science of the Center.


Dr. William HayesI am extremely excited about our new Center and the high-quality exhibits we are currently developing. We will create a facility where people of all ages can see diverse life forms, learn about the biodiversity crisis, and gain a greater appreciation for the urgency of conservation research. We especially hope to reach out to Christians and other faith groups, who have measurably less interest in environmental issues than the public at large. Please consider partnering with us in our effort promote environmental awareness and stewardship.

William K. Hayes, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Conservation
Direct
or, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Studies


Leonard Brand, Ph. D.Loma Linda University is recognized internationally for its health mission and emphasis on wholeness. We are concerned with wholeness not just of body, mind, and spirit, but also that of our environment. As our planet suffers from overpopulation and habitat destruction, the accelerating biodiversity crisis reminds us of the possibility of our own demise. Our very existence depends on maintaining healthy ecosystems, not just for our sake but for the other inhabitants of our planet as well. Please join our efforts to promote environmental awareness.

Leonard R. Brand, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Earth and Biological Sciences


Biologists

Ronald L. Carter, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
Stephen G. Dunbar, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
Ricardo A. Escobar, M.S.
  Loma Linda University
William K. Hayes, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
James Gibson, Ph.D.
  Geoscience Research Institute
Floyd E. Hayes, Ph.D.
  Pacific Union College
Timothy G. Standish, Ph.D.
  Geoscience Research Institute

Geologists

Leonard R. Brand, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
H. Paul Buchheim, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
Leroy Leggitt, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
Kevin E. Nick, Ph.D.
  Loma Linda University
Benjamin L. Clausen, Ph.D.
  Geoscience Research Institute
Raul Esperante, Ph.D.
  Geoscience Research Institute
Ronald Nalin, Ph.D.
  Geoscience Research Institute