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Environmental Earth System Science

Chair: Scott Fendorf

Associate Chair: Kevin Arrigo

Professors: Kevin Arrigo, C. Page Chamberlain, Robert Dunbar, Scott Fendorf, Christopher Field,* Steven Gorelick, Eric Lambin,** Pamela Matson,** Rosamond Naylor **†

Assistant Professors: Karen Casciotti (effective Winter Quarter), Noah Diffenbaugh,** Christopher Francis, David Lobell,**† Leif Thomas

Courtesy Professors: Gregory Asner, Ken Caldeira, Peter Vitousek

Visiting Professors: Shemin Ge, Sally MacIntyre, John Melack, Alicia Wilson

* Joint appointment with Biology

** Joint appointment with Woods Institute for the Environment

† Joint appointment with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Department Offices: Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, Room 140

Phone: 650-721-5723

Mail Code: 94305-4216

Web Site: http://pangea.stanford.edu/eess

Courses offered by the Department of Environmental Earth System Science are listed under the subject code EESS on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

Environmental Earth System Science studies the planet's oceans, lands, and atmosphere as an integrated system, with an emphasis on changes occurring during the current period of overwhelming human influence, the Anthropocene. Faculty and students within the department use the principles of biology, chemistry, and physics to study problems involving processes occurring at the Earth's surface, such as climate change and global nutrient cycles, providing a foundation for problem solving related to environmental sustainability and global environmental change.

Graduate Programs in Environmental Earth System Science

The University's basic requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are discussed in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

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