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The Earth and environmental sciences are aimed at understanding Earth's dynamic history — how Earth "works" and records its origin and age in rocks and landscapes — and how geological processes affect modern environmental and ecological systems. Among the natural sciences, ours is the quintessential interdisciplinary science, providing vital perspective on how Earth's physical and geochemical templates simultaneously sustain and threaten life, and influence human interactions with Earth.


EES Professors Jessica Oster and Lily Claiborne are both recipients of  INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award .  The INSIGHT STEM award honors highly accomplished women working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who have made a positive impact on the trajectories of other women thinking about or newly embarking on STEM careers. Congratulations, Jessica and Lily!
Our newest Assistant Professor, Simon Darroch, is joining us after completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. Simon's work focuses on the "Cambrian explosion" of life, paleoecology, animal preservation, mass extinctions and conservation paleontology.  Welcome, Simon!

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FACULTY

John C. Ayers
          Geochemistry, Experimental Petrology, and Sustainability 
Ralf Bennartz
          Atmospheric Physics and Radiative Transfer, Clouds and           
         
Climate, Meteorological Satellite Remote Sensing
Lily Claiborne
          Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry, Magma Chamber Processes
Larisa R. G. DeSantis
          Vertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology and Paleoclimates
David Jon Furbish
          Hydrology, Geomorphology, Fluid Mechanics
Jonathan M. Gilligan
          Atmospheric Science, Science Policy
Steven L. Goodbred, Jr.
          Sedimentology, Quaternary Environments, Coastal Processes 
Guilherme Gualda
          Igneous Petrology and Volcanism
George Hornberger
          Hydrology 
Maria Luisa Jorge
          Movement Ecology, Trophic Interactions, Conservation Biology
Calvin F. Miller
          Igneous Petrology, Continental Tectonics
Molly F. Miller
          Paleoecology, Sedimentology
Daniel Morgan
          Geomorphology and Geochronology
Jessica Oster
          Paleoclimatology, Low Temperature Geochemistry, Cave and
          Karst Studies

RESEARCH AREAS

Atmospheric and Climate Sciences

Ecology, Paleoecology, and Paleoclimatology

Geochemical and Biogeochemical Processes

Magmatic Processes and Crustal Evolution

Sedimentary Processes and Environments

Transport Phenomena and Coupled Physical-Biological Processes


 NOTEWORTHY LINKS

SustainVU

SPEAR - Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility

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