NRESS Ph.D. Program: Researchers Addressing Today’s Environmental Challenges
The global environment and our understanding of that environment are changing at rates that are unprecedented in the history of the Earth. Solutions to environmental problems require knowledge of the interaction among physical, biological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors, while ethical considerations underlie both the identification of environmental problems and choice of action. Predicting and preparing for our future in this different world requires that we train a generation of scientists with a foundation in traditional disciplines and an ability to understand the challenge of interfacing among them. The Ph.D. Program in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) is designed to meet this challenge and to encourage interdisciplinary research on the environment in the broadest sense.