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Carlos Davidson is a Professor of Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University. His research is on the causes of amphibian population declines. He is also interested in issue of environmental justice, sustainability, climate change and the relationship between economic growth and environmental destruction. Davidson has been active in sustainability issues on campus, including helping found the University Sustainability Committee, co-authoring the campus‚ first greenhouse gas emissions inventory, leading a successful effort to get a sustainability general education requirement for all undergraduates, and working with students on a successful fossil fuel divestment campaign. Davidson earned his Ph.D. in ecology at the University of California, Davis.
His research seeks to understand the causes of amphibian population declines, with particular attention to the role of pesticides in causing declines. His research draws upon the fields of landscape ecology, conservation and population biology, and biogeography. I am also interested in issue of environmental justice and the relationship between economic growth and environmental destruction.