Many are engaged in the study of global climate change and its potential environmental impacts. For example, our researchers are examining the remains of ancient microscopic marine organisms in deep-sea sediments for evidence of past climate history. In frozen polar ecosystems, they are investigating the connection between global climate warming and shifts in permafrost zones and learning more about the role that microscopic plants and animals play in the world's climate cycle. Our scientists also are studying the flow of freshwater from the Arctic Ocean into the North Atlantic and how this flux impacts ocean circulation and global climate.
Other experts in our college specialize in human interactions with our natural and built environments. They look at the many cultural, economic, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the set laws and policies in the United States and aboard. In addition, they study the many interconnected and complex relationships among humans, natural resources, and the global economy.
INTERACTIVE WORLD WIDE RESEARCH MAP (COMING SOON!)