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Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Environmental Studies & Sciences

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences offers interdisciplinary programs of study leading to a bachelor of science in environmental science or environmental studies. A minor in environmental studies is also available. These programs provide students with the intellectual foundation they will need in addressing crucial environmental challenges of the 21st century such as human population growth, urban sprawl, deforestation, global climate change, waste disposal, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and the need for renewable energy.

Alumni update: Sammi Bennett reflects on Fulbright experience

2019 Environmental Studies major on her research in India

New scholarship: Racist roots of climate crisis

New paper published by ESS Lecturer Ted Grudin

Breaking: ESS citizen science

ESS-led team maps urban heat in Silicon Valley

Breaking: Student fellowships for bird population research

Claire Pavelka '20 and Thomas Hayashi '20 will study climate change effects

Virginia Matzek studies hunting’s effect on ecological restoration
Virginia Matzek studies hunting as an ecosystem service

Matzek and research assistant collected data from hunters last fall and winter

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    Virginia Matzek, Ph.D., Department Chair

    Caitlin Lollis, Department Manager

    Office 408-551-7086

    Varsi Hall, 2nd Floor

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