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

Marine Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Climate

Ecology, Nutrient Cycling, and Climate

  • Bruce Andersonglobal and regional climate variability and change
  • Michael Dietzeplant ecosystem and community dynamics across scales from the individual to the globe
  • Lucy Hutyracarbon cycle, urbanization, terrestrial ecology


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