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ESS and Political Science Alum Aven Satre-Meloy (’13) wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
ESS and Political Science Alum Aven Satre-Meloy (’13) wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Since graduation, Aven studied and taught under a Fulbright grant in Turkey. He is currently a White House Intern in the Office of Energy and Climate Change.

New Assessment of the Uneven Distribution of Environmental Burdens and Benefits for Santa Clara County
New Assessment of the Uneven Distribution of Environmental Burdens and Benefits for Santa Clara County

ESS researchers Iris Stewart-Frey, Chris Bacon and Will Burke investigated the uneven distribution of environmental benefits and burdens in Santa Clara County.

 Lucy Diekmann awarded USDA postdoctoral grant to study urban agriculture
Lucy Diekmann awarded USDA postdoctoral grant to study urban agriculture

Lucy Diekmann will be studying food systems and urban agriculture under the mentorship of ESS faculty member Leslie Gray and in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Institute.

Ancient sediments point to rising mountains as origin of arid Central Asia
Ancient sediments point to rising mountains as origin of arid Central Asia

A new study by ESS faculty member Hari Mix and colleagues at Stanford finds that the uplift of Mongolia's Altai and Hangay mountains drove the expansion of the Gobi Desert.

ESS welcomes new faculty member Hari Mix
ESS welcomes new faculty member Hari Mix

Hari Mix is an earth systems scientist who uses isotope analysis to understand climate and mountain systems.

Virginia Matzek awarded NSF grant to investigate ecological restoration in Australia
Virginia Matzek awarded NSF grant to investigate ecological restoration in Australia

ESS Assistant Professor Virginia Matzek has won a highly competitive NSF grant to travel to Australia and research how people value ecological restoration projects.