In Memoriam: Jay Zieman, Champion of Environmental Sciences Coastal Research
Department researcher William Ruddiman argues against a specific start date to the anthropocene
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 by the word? William Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, argues “no” in Science magazine (link below). He and his colleagues note human transformation of the earth dates back thousands even tens of thousands of years.
Research opportunities for undergraduates
Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact graduate students about participating in research. Check out the program description and the list of potential graduate mentors.
U.Va. Joins Five Other Virginia Universities With Coastal Science Charter
Professor Karen McGlathery discusses UVA’s role within the Virginia Sea Grant
Graduate student Kyle Davis explains changing trends in meat production
Department professors Paolo D’Odorico, Matt Reidenbach, and Karen McGlathery to participate in UVA Resilience Forum
Study: World Population-Food Supply Balance is Becoming Increasingly Unstable
Professor Vivian Thomson interviewed on WalletHub about economy and environment
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