UVA Environmental Sciences Professor Emeritus Michael Garstang, was recently quoted in a New York Times article entitled "Elephant Trunks: Is There Anything They Can't do?"
Congratulations to the UVA Environmental Sciences class of 2021! Follow the links below to the recorded undergraduate and graduate graduation ceremonies.
The Department of Environmental Sciences Award Ceremony 2021 took place Friday, May 7th. Congrats to all the awardees!
UVA Environmental Sciences graduate student Tara Illgner was recently selected for:
Application Deadline: April 12, 2020
Associate/Full Professor of Environmental Data Science: The Department of Environmental Science and the School of Data Science at UVA are searching for an associate/full professor with research an
Professor Dave Hondula, University of Arizona, was interviewed in the Washington Post about preparations the hottest city in the United States, Phoenix, Arizona is doing as Global Warming makes the
Graduate students Angelique Demetillo and
Master's student Tara Illgner recently published a letter to editor with the local Charlottesville area newspaper The Daily Progres
Dr. Jud Kenworthy, who earned his masters from the EVSC department in 1981 explains the value of protecting North Carolina’s seagrass in this PEW center Q&A interview.
Congratulations to our undergraduate students! Please follow the "View Full Story" link below to watch the diploma ceremonies on vimeo.
Congratulations to our graduate students! Please follow the "View Full Story" link below to watch the diploma ceremonies on vimeo.
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Christina Fantasia Buscher, PhD student in the department, received an award for an outstanding TED-inspired talk at the Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Symposium held in Richmond, VA in late February.
Environmental Science Ph.D. student Christina Fantasia Buscher was awarded the Outstanding Student Presentation award at the Fall 2019 AGU meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Stephen Macko's January 2019 term undergraduate course, Managing a Sustainable Sea, visited the EPA, NOAA, Oceana, Environmental Law Institute and Smithsonian.
#Write Climate: Art to build climate awareness rolls out workshop on grounds. Join them next Saturday at the Corner Building 12-2
February 26, 2020
Thanks to the Jefferson Trust and the UVA Committee on Sustainability, Write Climate, in year 3, is taking art-for-climate into Charlottesville High School.
The UVA Department of Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hydroclimatology.
Science Magazine highlighted recent research on ways that large trees are more vulnerable to mortality, including work led by former Enviromnetal Sciences Ph.D. student and post-doc Atticus Stovall....
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....
Envi Sci Professor Hank Shugart’s post ‘Foundations of the Earth’ is being featured on the UVA Thoughts From the Lawn blog.
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.
Dr. Vivian Thomson published an op-ed in the Washington Post on a proposed natural gas compressor station in Union Hill.
EVSC graduate student Stephanie Roe presented her research from the TRACE experiment in Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting.
Envi Sci professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by the Guardian and UVA Today about her recent statement with 39 oth
Dr. Thomson’s newest power plant study written up in E&E News, Midwest Energy News, and by the national Sierra Club.
October 10, 2018
New power plant study by Envi Sci research team highlights potential national, regional, and local health impacts of power plant regulatory rollback.
Envi Sci graduate student Stephanie Roe was a part of the UVA team that won this year’s Patagonia Case Competition.
Since February, @writeclimate engaged over 1200 members of the UVA community in a conversation on climate change.
Department of Environmental Sciences Professor Xi Yang is a coauthor on a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences.
Professor Thomson’s 2017 book, Climate of Capitulation, wins prestigious award from American Publishers’ Association
February 9, 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 t
The UVA Department of Environmental Sciences graduate students will host this years research symposium on February 23rd.
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.
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.
Video on Prof. Lawrence’s new course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”
November 28, 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”.
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 featu
Department of Environmental Sciences research on coastal erosion has been highlighted in UVA Today.
Professor Vivian Thomson comments on a possible pumped storage hydroelectric facility in southwest Virginia.
Professor Thomson’s new book featured in news article and Scientific American commentary
October 3, 2017
Professor Thomson’s guest editorial in Scientific American comments on the Tru
A Delmarvanow article covering work by the Nature Conservancy and UVA’s Environmental Sciences Department was pick up by UVA Today.
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 th
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.
Recent work from researchers at several LTER sites has synthesized the current understanding of ecological impacts of man-made coastal armoring.
A recent UVA Today article highlighted the new Environmental Resilience Institute directed by Environmental Sciences professor Karen McGlathery.
Environmental Sciences graduate student Kate LeCroy was featured in a UVA Today article on her research.
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.
Professor Vivian Thomson was interviewed on NPR about her new book, Climate of Capitulation.
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 y
Environmental Sciences students Amy Ferguson and Brynn Cook won top awards for posters at the 2017 Robert J.
Former department graduate student Lixin Wang (PhD, 2008) had a recent publication featured by NSF on World Water Day.
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
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.
Environmental Sciences graduate students, led by Alice Besterman and Erin Swails, hosted the 2017 EnviroDay symposium on February 24, 2017.
Professor James Galloway was quoted by NPR’s “All Things Considered” on the environmental impact of food production.
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
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 nu
Research Professor Peter Berg was elected to the 2016 class of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Fellows.
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.
Professor Jim Galloway will receive the Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation from VA Museum of Natural History
January 12, 2016
Awardees named for 29th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards
Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact graduate students about participating in research.
Department researcher William Ruddiman argues against a specific start date to the anthropocene
April 21, 2015
What is the Anthropocene? A new geological era marked in the rock and sediment records of the earth?
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
Enviroday 2015 was a resounding success. All of the oral presentations, as well as the keynote address by Dr.
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 i
Professor Vivian Thomson and Professor Sérgio Pacca highlight social, political, and economic commonalities when it comes to climate policy in the US and Brazil.
The Department of Environmental Sciences will host the 30th annual Enviroday Symposium on February 27th, 2015. Abstracts are due by January 1st.