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Environmental Sciences

Environmental science integrates biotic and abiotic aspects of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Faculty in this group includes several internationally recognized leaders in the study of water in the environment. Over a wide range of timescales, our faculty and students examine the chemical, physical, and biological impacts of environmental disturbances. We study pristine to highly degraded systems, their developmental history and anthropogenic influences, the human and ecological health implications of geogenic elements and compounds, and the measures required to restore or remediate such problems. Such research helps us sustain natural communities and ecosystems, and allows us to predict the impacts of projected changes in climate and land use on the sustainability of water resources and the health of aquatic ecosystems.


Kelly Aho - Aquatic Biogeochemistry (Lab webpage)

Bruno Basso - Crop Modeling, Land Use Sustainability (Lab webpage)

Jacqueline Gerson - Watershed Biogeochemistry (Lab webpage)

Michael Gottfried - Vertebrate Paleontology

Dalton Hardisty - Paleoceanography and Geochemistry (Lab webpage)

Anthony Kendall - Landscape Hydrology (Lab webpage)

Matt Schrenk - Geomicrobiology (Lab webpage)

Warren Wood - Geochemistry and Hydrogeology

Jay Zarnetske - Hydroecology and Watershed Sciences (Lab webpage)

Emeritus Faculty

Robert Anstey - Invertebrate Paleontology

Danita Brandt - Paleobiology and paleoecology of invertebrates

Grahame Larson - Glacial Geology and Hydrology

David Long - Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry