Earth & Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (E&ES) at Wesleyan University covers many aspects of the natural world, on Earth and on other planets.  Our investigations range from active volcanoes to climate change and eco-conservation to the fate of water on Mars and the Moon.  Our students perform cutting edge research in our own backyard and around the world.  Our graduates enter jobs in Earth and environmental industries, the non-profit sector and academia. 

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September 21, via Zoom: Karen Lloyd, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee: "The mysterious deep subsurface biosphere: What sustains one of the largest, slowest ecosystems on Earth?"

September 28, in person in SCI058, broadcast on Zoom: Isla Castaneda, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts: "Climate Variability in Eastern Africa Through a Major Faunal Transition at 550,000 to 250,000 years: Evidence from Organic Geochemical Proxies".

E&ES Jobs

... are important

... pay well

... are in high demand

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