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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is a community of researchers dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of Earth and other planets.
Environment and Climate Change
Analyzing environmental and climate change patterns to gain a deeper understanding of the Earth's history, its current state, and how it is affected by both natural and human-induced changes.
Earth- Life Interactions
Understanding the complex and interconnected relationships between Earth's physical processes and the diverse forms of life that inhabit our planet.
Earth Materials and Sustainability
Understanding the responsible management and utilization of Earth's natural resources while considering long-term environmental and societal impacts
Understanding the causes of hazards (including earthquakes and volcanoes), predicting their occurrences, and developing strategies to mitigate their impacts
Planetary Processes - From Core to Climate
Understanding the evolution, history, and current conditions of planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system and the broader universe.
Understanding the processes that can produce extractable concentrations of the metals needed to help mitigate global warming