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
Mail Code: 94305-4216
Web Site: http://pangea.stanford.edu/eess
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.