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.
The ESSP department has operated a buoy for monitoring the water quality in Devils Lake since the... (more)
Dr. Romsdahl gives radio interview about her research on policy framing for climate change. The... (more)
The paper "Modeling water quantity and sulfate concentrations in the Devils Lake watershed using coupled SWAT and CE-QUAL-W2" is accepted for publication in JAWRA
A paper led by ESSP Ph. D. student, Afshin Shabani was accepted for publication in the Journal of... (more)