Monday, January 25, 2021

The Dark Zone of Greenland: How algae fuelled by phosphorus contributes to ice sheet melting

Jenine McCutcheon sampling snow on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland is the world’s largest “non-continental” island, and about 80 per cent of this island is covered by the Greenland Ice Sheet. In recent years, however, the melting of this ice sheet has accelerated, leading to an increased contribution to rising sea levels.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

New Biology Chair, Assistant Vice President of GSPA, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Science Named

We are pleased to share some upcoming organizational changes with some leadership positions held by Science faculty members.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Restoring wetlands near farms would dramatically reduce water pollution

Targeted wetland restoration in heavily farmed areas would dramatically reduce the amount of nitrogen polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) examined detailed data on wetland locations and nitrogen loads from fertilizer on farm fields throughout the United States.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

EES welcomes new faculty member Tonya DelSontro

Tonya DelSontro selfie in front of a mountain stream

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to welcome new faculty member Assistant Professor Tonya DelSontro. She joined the department as an Assistant Professor virtually in July, and then arrived on campus this September.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Successful field course allows ten Earth and Environmental Science students to graduate this fall

Group of students, TAs, and professor standing on a rock surrounded by trees. All are wearing masks

For 10 Earth and Environmental Sciences students graduating this week, who should have graduated this past June, it has taken months of planning and preparation in order to deliver the required field course they needed to take in order to graduate.