Cully Nordby

Academic Director Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

Tel: (310) 267-5607

Dr. J. Cully Nordby is the Academic Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and a behavioral ecologist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

She has a B.S. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in animal behavior, as well as a graduate certificate in conservation biology, from the University of Washington.  While doing postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley, she held a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship through The Nature Conservancy.  Her current research focuses on the behavioral ecology and conservation biology of birds, with particular emphasis on understanding how native species respond behaviorally to exotic species invasions.  She also teaches courses in environmental science and sustainability.  

In 2008, she was apppointed as chair of the UCLA Sustainability Committee and she now also serves on the Environmental Sustainability Committee for the Culver City Unified School District