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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.




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
Simon A.F. Darroch  — 
          Paleoecology, Geobiology, and Biogeography

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
Maria Luisa Jorge
          Movement Ecology, Trophic Interactions, Conservation Biology
Neil P. Kelley  — 
          Evolution and Paleoecology of Marine Tetrapods

Calvin F. Miller — 
          Igneous Petrology, Continental Tectonics 
Daniel Morgan — 
          Geomorphology and Geochronology
Jessica Oster — 
          Paleoclimatology, Low Temperature Geochemistry,
           Cave and  Karst Studies


Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
Ecology, Paleoecology, and Paleoclimatology
Geochemical and Biogeochemical Processes
Magmatic Processes and Crustal Evolution
Sedimentary Processes and Environments
Transport Phenomena & Coupled Physical-Biological Processes


SPEAR - Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility

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