News & Events

  • In late August, Dartmouth graduate alumna Melody Brown Burkins, GR '98 (ENVS 80.08: Science Policy and Diplomacy), became the first woman to ever chair a U.S. delegation to the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) hosted by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Plate of the Union: Panel Discussion
    Thursday, October 20
    4:30 PM
    L01 Carson

    Join the student-led Plate of the Union Campus Challenge team for a discussion about solutions for our broken food system and what actions all of us, as both consumers and citizens, can take to achieve this vision. Guest panelists include: Laurie Ristino, Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at VLS; Ben Falk...

  • In recent years, some backcountry skiers and snowboarders have been cutting their own trails through wooded areas, sometimes illegally and without permission from landowners. The unfortunate results: erosion, the destruction of wildlife habitat, and damage to plant species.

    In an effort to prevent such damage in the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), the Environmental Studies Program is teaming up with forest managers and the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) on an...

  • Aquaculture—raising fish rather than harvesting wild species—is one way to feed a growing population without depleting fish stocks. But for the most part, farmed fish eat food whose protein and fat ingredients are made from other fish. To Professor Anne Kapuscinski, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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  • On September 28, the White House will host science ministers and representatives from indigenous groups to reflect on Arctic science, monitoring and data sharing. Ross A. Virginia and Michael Sfraga offer their view on the advancement of scientific study in the region.


  • ENVS 89 Forest Biogeochemistry

    This course is ideal for someone planning to continue as a researcher in forest ecosystems, and for someone looking to apply forest ecosystem principles in the policy realm. 

    In Fall, 2016, we will include a section on applied forest biogeochemistry, which will entail understanding the relative role of fossil fuels and biofuels such as wood chips and ethanol in contributing to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

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  • Next week, President Phil Hanlon ’77 and his wife, Gail Gentes, will take a look at Dartmouth’s impact in one of the most remote places in the world—the Arctic.

    With a group of about 30 people—mostly alumni and their families—Hanlon and Gentes will be part of a 10-day expedition to Greenland and the Arctic Circle led by Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and the director of the...

  • This exhibit is a learning collaboration between the Rauner Special Collections Library and ENVS 15: Environmental Issues of the Earth's Cold Regions” an environmental studies course taught by Ross Virginia examining climate change in the polar regions through the lens of history, exploration and science. Fifty-one Dartmouth students shared their research to produce this exhibit exploring Shackleton and the Antarctica of his time.

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  • Please join us as nature writer Ted Levin reads from his new work America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake and discusses the joys and frustrations of befriending a venomous reptile.

    Ted Levin
    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    7:00 PM
    Tentative Location: 001 Rockefeller Hall

    Of all the rattlesnakes in the Western Hemisphere, the timber rattlesnake has evoked the widest, most controversial constituency. The first venomous...

  • The George Link Environmental Awareness Lecture/Food Day Keynote

    Michael Pollan
    Monday, October 24, 2016
    7:00 PM
    Grand Ballroom, Hanover Inn

    (doors open at 6:00 pm)

    Followed by a book signing hosted by the Norwich Bookstore.

    Pollan’s books about food, diet, and industrial agriculture — he is perhaps best known for 2006’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” — have made him an influential voice...