The Department of Earth System Science and Policy provides interdisciplinary training toward graduate degrees for Master of Science, Master of Environmental Management and PhD. Additionally, the Department offers an undergraduate Minor in Sustainability Studies and collaborates with the Master of Public Health program to provide a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health. The ESSP faculty is actively conducting research covering a variety of topics in the Earth system, including glaciology and water resources, environmental and natural economics, environmental science and policy, regional climate change and impact on hydrological cycle, optical oceanography, remote sensing of aquatic environment, sustainable biofuel, and forestry ecosystem.
Dr. Jeff VanLooy was recently interviewed on the topic of melting glaciers in the Wind River... (more)
ESSP Associate Professor, Dr. Rebecca Romsdahl has jointed the Editorial Board of the journal: Case Studies in the Environment
ESSP Associate Professor, Dr. Rebecca Romsdahl has jointed the Editorial Board of the journal:... (more)
A paper "Re-examining the effect of particle phase functions on the remote-sensing reflectance" led by ESSP Ph. D student Eric Xiong was published in Applied Optics