Studying the past and the present of the Earth, including interactions among the non-living environment, humans and other forms of life, to inform responsible decisions about the future.
Research done by our faculty, postdoctoral scientists and students focuses on a wide variety of the Earth system’s non-living and living components to increase the understanding of how our planet works and responds to perturbations, such as the global environmental change brought about by human activities.
Our guiding principle is to embrace all dimensions of human diversity, both because it is morally just and because fostering diversity, equity and inclusion enhances scientific creativity and is key to achieving an environmentally sustainable future.
Housed in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, The Water Center combines water science with policy innovation to develop integrated new strategies for solutions to the most challenging urban water problems.
The Water Center homepage can be found here - https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/.
Stroud Water Research Center has bestowed the 2022 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence upon Michael E. Mann, one of the…Read More
Prof. Reto Gieré was the faculty leader of “Switzerland: Living Sustainability”, a field trip organized by Penn’s Lauder…Read More
Prof. Reto Gieré and Catherine Nabukalu Publish New Paper with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Professor Reto Gieré and Catherine Nabukalu (Penn MES alumna) have recently published “Charcoal as a global commodity: Is it…Read More
Joseph Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry, has…Read More
Joseph Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry, has won…Read More
Environmental scientist Michael E. Mann will be joining the Penn faculty as of September 1, 2022 as a Presidential…Read More
Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and of Chemistry, has been…Read More
Earth and Environmental Science Ph.D. student Sophie Silver has been announced the recipient of the Ahuja Family Fellowship…Read More