Robert Heilmayr

Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies & Bren School

Office Location

Bren Hall 4023


Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Land Systems Science, GIS


  • Ph.D., Environment and Resources, Stanford University
  • M.A., Economics, Stanford University
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Economics and Politics, Claremont McKenna College


Professor Heilmayr came to UCSB as an Assistant Professor in 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Carlson Lab in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and earned his Ph.D. from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources at Stanford University. His nonacademic career has stretched from field botany in the Sierra Nevada to climate policy analysis and advocacy in Washington, DC. As an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, Robert Heilmayr combines approaches from economics, geography and ecology to explore the way society uses and governs natural resources.