Biosciences Division


photo Esther Parish

Esther S. Parish

Landscape Ecology & Regional Analysis Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6407
Phone:  (865)241-3118
Fax:  (865)576-3989

Professional Interests

Esther Parish is an earth scientist specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) analysis of bioenergy sustainability, land use change, and climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (IAV).


  • M.S., Geography (Physical), University of Tennessee, 2002. Thesis: Linking Channel Instability to Urbanization in the Upper Beaver Creek Watershed of Knox County
  • B.S., Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, 1994. Thesis: Low Temperature Pressure-Solution Deformation, Volume Strain and Cleavage Formation in a Neogene Subduction Zone