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 •••
- EES Prof. Jonathan Gilligan and co-author Prof. Michael Vandenbergh (Vanderbilt Environmental Law) have published their new book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change with Cambridge University Press –– see the review in Science and 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. Larisa DeSantis has received a new collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation on Experimental assessment of dental microwear formationand 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.
- 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
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