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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.


NEW!!  Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences

With the approval of EES department's new Ph.D. program, graduate students now have three degree options:
(1) Ph.D. and (2) M.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, and (3) Ph.D. in Environmental Science via
the joint program with Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See our Graduate Studies page for details.


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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
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
          Hydrology 
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

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 & Coupled Physical-Biological Processes

 NOTEWORTHY LINKS

SustainVU
SPEAR - Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility

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