There are numerous opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates to be involved in a variety of research projects and collaborations.
Multidisciplinary research is essential to understanding the interconnected and complex issues we face today. Our researchers work together, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, and both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in these collaborations.
Research Chairs & Scholars
The Research Chairs and Scholars help to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. These chairholders aim to achieve research excellence and to train the next generation of skilled researchers.
Information for Faculty
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Explore Department Research
The effect of global climate change on natural and managed ecosystems, emerging infectious diseases, food security, species extinctions — these are all critical current global problems being tackled by our faculty and students.
We are involved in a diversity of social science and humanities research, employing qualitative, feminist, digital, narrative, ethnographic, Indigenous, community-engaged, and multimodal methodologies.
Our faculty members and students are working on research projects that lead to new knowledge, new technology, and new ways of doing things. Their work is changing our world.
We seek to positively impact global society through research and training in earth, environmental and geographic sciences in areas that include water resources, mineral exploration, tectonics, natural hazards, global change, and sustainability.
Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Office: ASC 413
Office of Research Services
Kristen Korberg, Associate Director, ORS
Derek Gratz, Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office