About Me

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Monika P. Calef, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Physical Geography
  • Phone: 949-480-4323
  • Fax 949-480-4483
  • mcalef@soka.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Ecology), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • M.S. Environmental Studies (Environmental Monitoring), Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • B.A. Geography and German (Minor in Biology), Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

COURSES TAUGHT AT SUA

  • Regional Geography of the Pacific Rim (GEOG 110)
  • Intro to Physical Geography (GEOG 250)
  • Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 350)
  • Advanced GIS (GEOG 400, upcoming)
  • Nature and Humanity (BIO 110)
  • Natural History of Orange County (LRNCLSTR)
  • Natural History of the California Deserts (LRNCLSTR)
  • Modes of Inquiry (INQUIRY 100)
  • Core II (CORE 200)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Climate change impacts in Alaska
  • Human-fire interactions
  • Ecology of the boreal forest