Justin Brashares is the G.R. & W.M. Goertz Professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Justin’s research combines approaches from ecology with interdisciplinary environmental science to better understand how human activities are impacting biodiversity, and to highlight and communicate the everyday consequences of these changes for society. Work in Justin's group extends traditional environmental science to consider the economic, political and cultural factors that drive and, in turn, are driven by global change. Through these efforts, Justin and his group at Berkeley strive to propose empirically-based, action-oriented strategies for the conservation of ecosystems and the services they provide us.