Below are selected news clippings from the department:

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Two Open Rank Tenure / Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Surface Process GeoSciences  · October 9th, 2017

The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for two tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate/Full Professor positions in the geosciences, focusing on earth surface processes. We wish to hire outstanding scientists who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists and geoscientists, and are passionate about research […]

Professor Thomson’s new book featured in news article and Scientific American commentary  · October 3rd, 2017

Professor Thomson’s guest editorial in Scientific American comments on the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend a study of the health consequences of mountaintop mining for residents of coal communities. Her new book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (The MIT Press, 2017), was also featured in the Southeast […]

UVA, Nature Conservancy work on oyster castles highlighted  · August 31st, 2017

A Delmarvanow article covering work by the Nature Conservancy and UVA’s Environmental Sciences Department was pick up by UVA Today. Scientists, graduate students, and volunteers are using “oyster castles” constructed from concrete blocks to protect eroding shorelines and provide habitat for oysters. Read more in the Delmarvanow article.

Aboriginal “Defending the Ocean with Art” exhibit in Clark’s Brown Library  · August 22nd, 2017

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum in association with the Environmental Sciences Department opens the exhibit “Defending the Ocean with Art” on Friday August 25th at 4pm (reception at 5pm) in the Brown Library of Clark Hall. On view are twenty-one sculptures and prints by contemporary indigenous artists that celebrate the central importance of the ocean […]

Prof. Macko to present on testing Poe’s hair  · August 22nd, 2017

Environmental Sciences professor Dr. Stephen Macko will present findings from analyzing stable isotopes in Edgar Allan Poe’s hair for information on his diet and death. The presentation will take place at 7PM on August 24th at the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA. For more information see the Poe Museum Brochure.

VCR LTER contributes to synthesis on coastal armoring  · July 24th, 2017

Recent work from researchers at several LTER sites has synthesized the current understanding of ecological impacts of man-made coastal armoring. The study looked at diverse systems, including constructed oyster reefs at the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER. Former UVA Environmental Sciences student Kyle Emery (now a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara) is a coauthor on […]