Trulio, Lynne

Trulio, Lynne

Acting Assoc Dean, COSS, College of Social Sciences





Preferred: (408) 924-5445

Office Hours

Wednesday, 10-12 Thursday, 12-2pm To make an appointment call 408-924-5450


  • All Undergraduate Majors and Minors
  • Concentration in Environmental Restoration and Resource Managment
  • Graduate Advisees
  • Questions on any Environmental Studies Program

Research Specialities:

  • Burrowing Owl Ecology and Conservation
  • Tidal Marsh Restoration Ecology
  • Public Access and Wildlife Interactions (especially birds and mammals)
  • Rare Species Conservation (especially birds and mammals)

Course Specialities:

  • Environmental Restoration
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Globalization and the Environment
  • Research Proposals and Methods


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Davis, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Goucher College, United States, 1979


Lynne Trulio joined the Department of San Jose State University in 1991 as an assistant professor and is now a full professor and the Department Chair. Dr. Trulio teaches a wide range of courses including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Globalization and the Environment, the introductory and advanced courses in Environmental Restoration, and graduate seminars in proposal writing and methods.  Dr. Trulio conducts research investigating human impacts to species and habitats and seeks effective methods to mitigate or eliminate those impacts.  Specific research with colleagues and graduate students includes studies of tidal salt marsh restoration in the San Francisco Bay, the effects of recreation on wildlife, and the ecology and recovery of the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in California.  She has been a committee member or chair for scores of Environmental Studies master of science students. She is also the faculty advisor to the Environmental Resource Center, a student-run center for sustainbility action in the Department.

In addition to her professorship, Dr. Trulio was the Lead Scientist for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project during its planning phase, from 2003-2008.  For this position, she directed the Project's science program and was a member of the Project Management Team.  In 1999, she was selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Environmental and Engineering Fellow.  In that capacity, from August 1999 to December 2000, Dr. Trulio was visiting an environmental scientist in the Wetlands Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.  Work in that office focused on scientific and policy issues related to wetland monitoring, wetland restoration, and avian conservation. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis (1988) and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Goucher College in Towson, MD (1979).