Congratulations to Memphis Hill for being accepted to the Summer Soil Institute 2019!

It's a summer program for grad students, post-docs, and industry professionals to "Gain an integrated perspective on soil ecology and biogeochemistry with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using up-to-date field and laboratory analytical techniques and models."

Dr. Emily Elliott and Dr. Sarah Haig received an NSF Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant

They will study the environmental effects of new anti-corrosion treatments currently being used on Pittsburgh’s lead pipes.

Congratulatons to our Mellon Fellowship Awardess!

The department would like to congratulate Ben Hedin and Julio Caineta on receiving the 2019-2020 Mellon Fellowships!

Dr. Daniel Bain was Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction Awarded!

Dr. Daniel Bain was Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction Awarded for his work with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory!

Headwater Streams and Wetlands are Critical for Sustaining Fish, Fisheries and Ecosystems

Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Patrick Shirey Peer-reviewed manuscript that was published in the February 2019 issue of Fisheries!

2018 AGU GES Booth

We hope everyone is enjoying their week at AGU as it wraps up.  Please be sure to send the department any photos that you had taken with fellow colleagues and alumni.  It was great connecting with everyone!

New Committee Members!

The University Sustainability Committee has added two Graduate Student Representatives!

Becky Tisherman is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science working with Dr. Dan Bain.  Becky’s research tackles challenging questions about the impacts of legacy metal contamination on agricultural production.  She is working on the Yunnan, China project, quantifying the contribution of legacy contamination to metal loads to receiving waters.

Marjike Hecht is a PhD student in the School of Education, and was previously the Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy  Marijke focuses on environmental education, youth development, and nature.  She worked for nearly 20 years in a variety of educational settings, including teaching middle school math and science in NYC public schools, teaching adults English in Bolivia, and educating community members about local environmental health and stewardship of Pittsburgh's greenspaces.


dB-SERC Leader Awards for 2017-2018 Year!

The dB-SERC Leader Awards for 2017-2018 Year were awarded to Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown and Dr. Kyle Whittinghill!