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 professor Simon Darroch publishes articles in Nature Ecology & Evolution and Trends in Ecology & Evolution looking at the ecosystem complexity and eventual demise of some of Earth's oldest macroscopic life.
- Congratulations to EES emeritus professor, Calvin Miller, for receiving the MGPV (Mineralogy-Geochemistry-Petrology-Volcanology) Distinguished Geologic Career Award with its associated GSA Session (T141. Different Personalities of Granites and Rhyolites: Silicic Magmas from the Lower Crust to the Surface -- A Session in Honor of Calvin Miller, Recipient of the MGPV Distinguished Geologic Career Award)
- See EES professor Larisa DeSantis featured in an interview on Nashville's News Channel 5 regarding her recent research on climate impacts on Australian marsupials.
- Congratulations to EES professor Jonathan Gilligan and co-author professor Michael Vandenbergh (Vanderbilt Environmental Law) for being recipients of VU's Chancellor's Awards for Research for their newly published book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change with Cambridge University Press –– see the review in Science and have a look!
- Congratulations to EES PhD student, Chris Tasich, for being selected as a Vanderbilt University representative at the AAAS Workshop on Catalyzing Advocacy in Science & Engineering to be held in Washington, DC.
- Nature climate-science editor, Michael White, sits with EES professor Jessica Oster for an extended interview about speleothem climate research on his Forecast podcast –– check it out!
- Check out the great article and video on professor Guil Gualda's Maymester course in New Zealand, also featuring EES PhD student Lydia Harmon –– Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions by Research News @ Vanderbilt.
- EES professor John Ayers has a new book published with CRC Press on Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective –– check out a copy today!
- 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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