Research in the School of Earth and Environment addresses some of the most dramatic global challenges to cultivating a high quality of life and sustaining human societies. Faculty research can generally be categorized withing the following themes:

  • Climate change
    • Including studies of past, present, and future climate
  • Sea level rise
    • Including local and regional-scale work
  • Ocean destabilization
    • Including abiotic and biotic systems
  • Environment and biodiversity
    • Including degradation, resilience, and recovery
  • Urbanization
    • Including challenges and opportunities
  • Earth through space and time
    • Including geology and paleontology
You can also find faculty research specializations from our directory or via department pages:

To get involved in School research as a student worker, an intern, an employee, or a graduate student, please contact faculty directly.

To learn more about our research facilities, please contact the Office of the Dean.

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