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.
Michael Gottfried - Vertebrate Paleontology
Warren Wood - Geochemistry and Hydrogeology
Robert Anstey - Invertebrate Paleontology
Danita Brandt - Paleobiology and paleoecology of invertebrates
Grahame Larson - Glacial Geology and Hydrology
David Long - Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry