Stanford Travel/Study Faculty leader
Professor Rob Dunbar is the Vicky and Roger Sant Director of the Earth Systems Program and Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. In the fall of 2001, he also became the first director of Stanford's new Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources. In over twenty trips to Antarctica, Rob has conducted extensive research on oceanography, glaciology, and climate dynamics. In 1983, working at Rice University, he began leading teams of scientists and graduate students to Antarctica’s Ross Sea to study the impacts of climate change on Southern Ocean ecosystems. He now leads groups of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students on research expeditions to the Ross Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula.