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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 News and Updates •••

Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast…8,200 years ago –– EES Prof. Jessica Oster and
students Aaron Covey and Jansen Gibson have a new paper out in the journal  Scientific Reports
with a write-up in Vanderbilt Research News on their research  ... have a look!

EES Prof. John Ayers has a new book published with CRC Press on
Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective –– check out a copy today!

EES Prof. Jonathan Gilligan, EES alumna Kimberly Rogers, and VIEE alumna Amanda Carrico
have received a 
new collaborative grant award from the National Science Foundation on: 
Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Dynamics of Interactions Among Land-Use, Landscape Evolution.

EES Prof. Larisa DeSantis has received a new collaborative grant
from the National Science Foundation on Experimental assessment of dental microwear formation  
and also had recent coverage of her work with man-eating lions in Science and National Geographic.

Research by EES Prof. Simon Darroch and EES PhD student Brandt Gibson on Ediacaran fauna was picked up in several science news outlets, including ScienceBlog and Scientific American .


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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
Garrett W. Tate  — 
           Tectonics, Structural Geology

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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