Office/Department: Environmental Studies
Location: Sattgast Hall 126
Phone: (218) 755-4103
Box #: 27
Bill Sea is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Coordinator of the Graduate Program at BSU. Originally from Bemidji, he is a graduate of BSU majoring in Mathematics. He subsequently earned graduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Atmospheric Science), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Water Resource Science) and a PhD in Ecology at Colorado. His PhD research focused on climate-fire-vegetation interactions in southern African savannas, with extensive fieldwork conducted in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park in South Africa. After completing his PhD, he continued worked as a research scientist for just under seven years in Australia, first at the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research in Canberra focusing on the remote sensing of vegetation dynamics in northern Australian savannas and grasslands, followed by an appointment at the University of Canberra with research examining the management of invasive plants and threatened species. His current research primarily focuses on the effects of environmental change on northern forests, remote sensing of near-surface hydrology, and managing resilience of southeast Asian wetlands subject to environmental change. At BSU, he teaches a wide range of courses at all levels in Environmental Studies, Geology, and Geography. In his spare time, he practices the alphabet with his two-year old son.