Research and TeachingProfessional Information/Vitae
Undergraduate Teaching Information
Prospective Graduate Students Information
Consulting: Environmental Survey Research Analysis
MusicShockingly enough, professors have lives outside the university and music is one of my favorite hobbies. Since people often ask, here are some links:
funk.defied(My Current and Fantastic Funk Band)
Chicken Tractor Music (My Former Bluegrass Band)
Mark Lubell, Ph.D.
Contact InformationMark Lubell
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
One Shields Avenue
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-5880
Fax: (530) 752-3350
Research StatementI study cooperation problems and decision-making in environmental, agricultural, and public policy. The most famous cooperation problem in environmental science is the Tragedy of the Commons as described by Garrett Hardin in 1968. I view cooperation problems as the cause of many environmental conflicts, and therefore environmental policy is an excellent context to research these issues. Through application of social science theory and research methods, I endeavor to provide practical results and recommendations to real policy and decision-makers.
Field research topics include water management, sustainable agriculture, adaptive decision-making, climate change policy, local government policy, transportation behavior, plant disease management, invasive species, and policy/social network analysis. I have also studied cooperation using simulations and behavioral experiments. Following a natural science model of scientific inquiry, my long-term research agenda is to discover common principles of cooperation that can be observed and tested in all three modes of research: theory, experiment, and field.
Many more details about my professional background, research, teaching, and students can be found at the webpage for the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior.