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Prof. Deborah Lawrence, the Write Climate club, and local artist Amanda Nelsen collaborated to create and display a climate change art installation outside Peabody Hall this week. Read more in the...

Envi Sci Professor Hank Shugart’s post ‘Foundations of the Earth’ is being featured on the UVA Thoughts From the Lawn blog. Check it out on UVA’s Lifetime Learning...

Clark Hall

Clark Hall, home of the Department of Environmental Sciences, has become LEED Silver-level certified for Green Building Systems for Existing Buildings, Operations, and Maintenance. Led by UVA’s Delta Force, infrastructure and building system...

The Regeneration on @writeclimate

The Regeneration Magazine interviewed EVSC Professor Deborah Lawrence about the Write Climate project, a class and project she leads that has engaged 1,200 members of the UVA community in a conversation about climate change through writing and...

EVSC graduate student Stephanie Roe presented her research from the TRACE experiment in Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting. Roe found that decomposition slowed in an experimentally warmed forest, an unexpected result...

Crowd

New power plant study by Envi Sci research team highlights potential national, regional, and local health impacts of power plant regulatory rollback. The study in ...

Envi Sci professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by the Guardian and UVA Today about her recent statement with 39 other scientists by the Climate and Land Use...

Research by the Virginia Coastal Reserve LTER (VCR LTER) and UVA Envi Sci’s Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center (ABCRC) on seagrass restoration on the DelMarVa Peninsula was featured in a...

East Africa

A recent study by Envi Sci research associate Salvi Asefi-Najafabady and professor Deborah Lawrence has been published in the journal Climate Change and...

Thomson & Climate of Capitulation

Retired professor Vivian Thomson and her book Climate of Capitulation were quoted in the Richmond...

Climate

The Write Climate Earth Week Exhibit, which was on display in Clark Hall from April 17 – 23, was covered in a recent article in the...

Patagonia

Envi Sci graduate student Stephanie Roe was a part of the UVA team that won this year’s Patagonia Case Competition. The competition had 108 submissions on the topic of how to make Patagonia a carbon-neutral company by 2025. UVA was selected first...

UVA Climate

Since February, @writeclimate engaged over 1200 members of the UVA community in a conversation on climate change. On pieces of paper, they all wrote a piece of our shared climate story— the history of climate science and policy, why we care about...

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...

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...

Enviro Day

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Department of Environmental Sciences graduate student Bin Wang’s recent paper “Sensitivity of global greenhouse gas budgets to tropospheric ozone pollution mediated by the biosphere” has been featured on environmentalresearchweb. Wang and his...

Department work on coastal erosion

Department of Environmental Sciences research on coastal erosion has been highlighted in UVA Today. Graduate student Amy Ferguson’s work at the Virginia Eastern Shore was featured in a video on coastal erosion and living shorelines. Check out the...

Hydro Plant

Professor Vivian Thomson comments on a possible pumped storage hydroelectric facility in southwest Virginia. Read more and listen to the interview on NPR....

Coal Mining

Professor Thomson’s guest editorial in Scientific American comments on the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend a study...

UVA Nature Conservancy

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...

Ghost Nets

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...

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...

Coast

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...

A recent UVA Today article highlighted the new Environmental Resilience Institute directed by Environmental Sciences professor Karen McGlathery. The institute was formed to address environmental change by bringing together collaborators from a...

LeCroy

Environmental Sciences graduate student Kate LeCroy was featured in a UVA Today article on her research. Along with Professor T’ai Roulston and citizen scientists from the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, Kate is collecting population data on...

Lake Mendota

Research at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research site was featured in an article about the National Science Foundation LTER mini-symposium this spring. Environmental Sciences Professor Karen McGlathery was interviewed about...

Climate

Professor Vivian Thomson was interviewed on NPR about her new book, Climate of Capitulation. Read more and listen to the interview here.

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Plants

Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence contributed a volume to the Miller Center’s ‘First Year Project’ outlining policy goals for the incoming president to pursue during her/his first year. Her essay focuses on a climate tax, funding...

Huskey

Environmental Sciences students Amy Ferguson and Brynn Cook won top awards for posters at the 2017 Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition. Amy’s poster “Making the case...

Former department graduate student Lixin Wang (PhD, 2008) had a recent publication featured by NSF on World Water Day. The paper, “Nonrainfall water origins and formation mechanisms” in Science Advances highlights the importance fog and...

Professor Vivian Thomson

Professor Vivian Thomson writes about the bipartisan consensus among voters on climate change, in connection with her forthcoming book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (MIT Press). Blog link...

Project

UVA’s Yamuna River Project is a campus wide project to “revitalize the ecology of the Yumuna River in New Delhi and reconnect India’s capital city back to the water” (link to project...

Bread

Professor James Galloway was quoted by NPR’s “All Things Considered” on the environmental impact of food production. Read more...

Macko

Professor Stephen Macko was featured in a UVAToday article covering his research, teaching, and the “Macko Museum of Natural History” located in his Clark Hall office. Read more in the article...

Environmental Sciences graduate students, led by Alice Besterman and Erin Swails, hosted the 2017 EnviroDay symposium on February 24, 2017. The symposium theme was “Global Change and Public Health” and featured 16 talks and 12 posters from...

Act

The Department of Environmental Sciences undergraduate seminar series was highlighted in the Cavalier Daily, with EPA attorney Mark Garvey giving a talk on the Toxic Substance Control Act on Feb 28. Read more...

The Food Chain

Professor Stephen Macko was interviewed by the BBC for the The Food Chain series “Of Maize and Men: The Rise” about his work using carbon isotopes to quantify the high influence of corn on human nutrition. The series covers how and why corn has...

Research Professor Peter Berg was elected to the 2016 class of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Fellows. The ASLO Fellows program honors individuals who have given tirelessly of their time and talents to...

Our Ocean

EVSC Professor James Galloway will be one of the scenesetters for a session on “Stemming the Tide of Ocean Pollution” at the  “Our Ocean” conference on Friday Sept. 16, 2016 in Washington D.C.

Other speakers at the conference include...

News release:

Awardees named for 29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards

Virginia Museum of Natural History statewide event to be held March 24 at the historic Wayne Theater in Waynesboro,...

Plastic Degradation in Aquatic Environments

Ph.D. Graduate student Heather Sullivan investigates the degradation of commonly used plastic polymers utilizing lab and field based experiments. Salinity...

Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact graduate students about participating in research. Check out the program description and the list of...

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....

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...