Interactions between the atmosphere, the ocean, and the biosphere generate and maintain the conditions at the Earth’s surface that make it suitable for life. These processes can be strongly influenced by anthropogenic forces, and research into how they respond to human influences is an important focus of our work. This is particularly important in light of ongoing climate change, the loss of biological diversity, and other environmental challenges.

Faculty with Related Research

Earth Surface Dynamics and Climate

  • Rachel E. Abercrombieearthquake seismology and rupture process
  • Lawford Andersonmineralogy, thermobarometry, igneous petrology, tectonics
  • Sergio Fagherazzicoastal geomorphology, surface processes, hydrology
  • Duncan M. FitzGeraldmarine geology, coastal processes, sedimentology
  • Andrew C. Kurtztrace element and isotope geochemistry, Earth surface processes, biogeochemical cycles
  • Dan Liurban microclimate, boundary layer meteorology, environmental fluid mechanics
  • Guido Salvuccihydrology, hydroclimatology, remote sensing
  • Zoe Hugheshydro- and sediment dynamics, coastal geomorphology, coastal wetlands
  • Richard Becker – structural geology, glacial geomorphology, and Ice Age climate change

Marine Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Physics, and Climate

Ecology, Nutrient Cycling, and Climate

  • Bruce Andersonglobal and regional climate variability and change
  • Michael Dietzeterrestrial carbon cycle, ecological forecasting, data assimilation, nature-based climate solutions
  • Lucy Hutyracarbon cycle, urban heat islands, solar induced fluorescence
  • Curtis Woodcock  remote sensing, particularly monitoring of environmental change, terrestrial carbon dynamics

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