The Department of Environmental Sciences welcomes Sally Pusede as a new assistant professor. She is an atmospheric chemist interested in interactions between the lower atmosphere, human health, and ecosystems. You can read more about her research on her profile page.
Plastic debris breaks down into tiny micro fragments in marine environments much faster than previously thought.
Tropical deforestation could yield as much global warming as we’ve seen since 1850, less rain in the tropics, and risks to food production.
Underwater measurements of oxygen fluxes are invaluable for local and global carbon budgets
Multi-footprint labeling to measure tradeoffs and synergies between different diets.
The N Footprint Calculator can be used to estimate a person’s contribution to N pollution and to determine how it can be decreased.
Widespread fire may influence precipitation in African drylands
The landscapes of Titan tell the story of its climatic evolution.
Floral scent comprises a complex blend of volatile organic compounds that pollinators use to locate pollen and nectar sources.
Clouds are one of the biggest sources of uncertainty in modeling Earth’s climate system.
Understanding the response of coastal barrier systems to long-term environmental changes in climate, sea level and land use.
Ecological research in a broad range of habitats
Interdisciplinary problem solving to advance teaching and research and to help shape sustainable and equitable development.
Deleterious acidic conditions persist in many mid-Appalachian streams despite dramatic reductions in acid deposition.
Alluvial fans are one of the best proxies for deciphering the climate and potential habitability of ancient Mars
Department professors Paolo D’Odorico, Matt Reidenbach, and Karen McGlathery to participate in UVA Resilience Forum
Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact graduate students about participating in research. Check out the program description and the list of potential graduate mentors.
What is the Anthropocene? A new geological era marked in the rock and sediment records of the earth? If so the start of the Anthropocene might be dated from 1945 when nuclear explosions left an indelible mark akin to past geological transitions. But is this the true beginning of the era of human domination implied […]
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The Department of Environmental Sciences is sad to announce that Professor Joseph (Jay) Zieman passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Jay Zieman joined the Environmental Sciences faculty in 1971 and pursued his passion for coastal environments through research and teaching over the next forty plus years. Jay’s research on aquatic plants, especially seagrasses, is […]
Pearthree, P.A., and Biggs, T.H., 1999, Surficial geology and geologic hazards of the Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Avra, Brown Mountain, Cat Mountain, and Jaynes 7.5′ quadrangles: Arizona Geological Survey, Open-file Report 99-22, 19p., 2 sheets 1:24,000 scale. Biggs, T.H., Quade, J. and Webb, R.H., (in revision), Fire, nutrient concentrations, and ?13C of soil organic […]
Enviroday 2015 was a resounding success. All of the oral presentations, as well as the keynote address by Dr. Scott Dorney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) are available on the Enviroday website (click each presentation for the recording).
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has openings for up to six University of Virginia Arts and Sciences advanced undergraduate student interns for the summer of 2015. These internships are part of an ongoing partnership between NFWF and the University. Prospective interns should view the announcement for more information. Students are also encouraged to […]
Below is the list (in alphabetical order by last name) of graduate student mentors and a brief description of their research and opportunities to participate. Please see the mentoring program page for details about the program format and goals. This list is updated at the beginning of each semester (sometimes more frequently). Graduate students: If […]
The Fall 2015 course listing is not yet finalized. Please check back.
EVSC Courses that Meet Additional Lab Requirement for B.S. Degree As a single course EVSC 3660 Tropical Field Ecology 4.00 EVSC 3665 Tropical Ecololgy & Conservation/Belize 3.00 EVSC 4100 Management of Forest Ecosystems 4.00 EVSC 4160 Forest Sampling 3.00 EVSC 4210 Methods in Aquatic Ecology 3.00 EVSC 4220 Aquatic Plant Ecology 3.00 EVSC 4270 […]
Department of Environmental Sciences professor Jim Galloway and third year undergraduate Lia Cattaneo organized a workshop where they discussed issues surrounding nitrogen pollution. Read more at NBC29.
Professor Vivian Thomson and Professor Sérgio Pacca highlight social, political, and economic commonalities when it comes to climate policy in the US and Brazil. Read the post here.
The Department of Environmental Sciences will host the 30th annual Enviroday Symposium on February 27th, 2015. Abstracts are due by January 1st. For more information please visit the Enviroday website.