News & Events

  • 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...

  • For the 2016 Investiture Ceremony, we are delighted to recognize Julia Isabel Bradley-Cook as an Investiture Marshal.

    Class Marshals for the Graduate Studies 2016 Investiture were nominated by their fellow students on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The Marshals carry specially commissioned batons engraved with the Graduate Studies’ crest as they lead their classmates to the Bema during the Investiture procession.


  • ENVS Senior Honors Thesis Presentations
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    3:00 pm, 101 Fairchild
    3:00 PM         Lauren Buchanan 
    "The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Economic Performance"

    3:20 PM         Alison Dyer
    "From Beach to Bisque: An Analysis of Lobster Fisheries Management"

    3:40 PM         Thora Olsen
    “Mindfulness and Sustainability: The Art of Attention”

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  • With support of a $500,000 grant from the USDA, Professor Anne Kapuscinski, Research Assistant Professor Pallab Sarker, and their research team are working on how to solve some fundamental problems facing aquaculture, which is the world's fastest-growing good industry.

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  • President Phil Hanlon ’77 today announced the appointment of a Sustainability Task Force that will build on the significant progress the College has already made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working toward a transition to renewable sources of energy to heat campus buildings.

    Andrew Friedland, who holds the Richard and Jane Pearl Professorship in Environmental Studies, and Lisa Hogarty, vice president of campus services, will co-chair the task force. The committee will...