UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
Tel: (310) 267-5607
Dr. Cully Nordby is the Academic Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a behavioral ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
She has a B.S. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in animal behavior, as well as a graduate certificate in conservation biology from the University of Washington. While doing postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley, she held a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship through The Nature Conservancy where she focused on the behavioral ecology and conservation biology of birds, particularly on how native species respond behaviorally to exotic species invasions. She oversees the academic programs of the IoES and teaches courses in environmental science and sustainability.
In 2008, she was apppointed chair of the UCLA Sustainability Committee with the mission to create a culture of sustainability at UCLA in which the entire UCLA community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing sustainability through education, research, operations, and community service activities.
Cully also serves on the Environmental Sustainability Committee for the Culver City Unified School District.