Below are selected news clippings from the department:

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Prof. Yang’s SIF system and research on crop photosynthesis published in JGR-B  · February 28th, 2018

Department of Environmental Sciences Professor Xi Yang is a coauthor on a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. The study used the sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) system designed by Prof. Yang to continuously monitor soybean photosynthesis. The increased understanding of the connection between SIF and photosynthesis at the local scale is an […]

Professor Thomson’s 2017 book, Climate of Capitulation, wins prestigious award from American Publishers’ Association.  · February 9th, 2018

Professor Vivian Thomson’s 2017 book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (MIT Press), won the honorable mention award in the 2018 PROSE competition, for the Government and Politics category. The PROSE awards, awarded yearly, recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing.

Enviroday 2018 on Feb 23  · February 5th, 2018

The UVA Department of Environmental Sciences graduate students will host this years research symposium on February 23rd. Find more info (including schedule, keynote speaker, and more) on the Enviroday website.

Coastal resilience and VA Eastern Shore in UVAToday Illimitable video  · January 22nd, 2018

Department research on coastal resilience is the focus of a recent video created by UVAToday Illimitable. Professor Karen McGlathery, Research Professor Peter Berg, and Ph.D. student Amelie Berger talk about Virginia’s Eastern Shore, their research, and implications on carbon capture and coastal change. Check out the video at UVAToday Illimitable.

Research on freshwater salinization syndrome covered by Technology Networks  · January 15th, 2018

A paper led by University of Maryland’s Sujay Kaushal and co-authored by UVA Envi Sci’s Professor Mike Pace has been published in PNAS and covered by Technology Networks. The study used data from 232 USGS sites to find that most streams and rivers in the eastern U.S. are becoming saltier and more alkaline. Read the […]

Video on Prof. Lawrence’s new course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”  · November 28th, 2017

UVA Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by UVA Sustainability about her new, 1-credit course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”. The course will combine climate science, climate policy, art, and politics, and will also allow for those not enrolled in the course to participate. For more information check out […]