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Valerie Greene - Environmental Studies

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan


Valerie Greene

M/W - 10-11am, T /TH - 9-10am, or by appointment.


Course Syllabi


Invasive species, Water Quality, San Francisco Estuary, Trophic Dynamics
B.S., San Francisco State University, 2007; M.S. San Francisco State University, 2010
I am a full-time instructor in the Environmental Studies Department. I have a B.S. in Marine Biology and Limnology and a M.S. in Marine Biology - both from San Francisco State University. My background includes work on invasive species, benthic-pelagic coupling, water quality, plankton population dynamics, bioaccumulation and magnification studies, and how carbon moves through ecosystems. My graduate research was the first to focus on the feeding ecology of an invasive bivalve on a specific size class of plankton in the San Francisco Estuary. You can read about it here.

Before coming to De Anza I was an instructor at Diablo Valley College in the Biology and Oceanography Departments. I also worked as a Biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. In my work as an educator, I strive to present a different idea of what a scientist looks like. I love science and I love to learn from my students. In my spare time, I am a passionate Oakland A's fan and a trapeze artist.
Spring 2017
CRN Course Title
00633 ESCI-019.-01 Environmental Biology
42493 ESCI-019.-02 Environmental Biology
42090 ESCI-030.-01 Conservation Biology
Summer 2017
CRN Course Title
10329 ESCI-001.-01 Environmental Science
00414 ESCI-019.-01 Environmental Biology

Syllabi are in downloadable Adobe PDF icon PDFs. Check with instructor for most current term information.

email icon Email: Valerie Greene
phone icon Phone: 408.864.8655 

Environmental Studies

Last Updated: 1/13/17