Human Systems and the Environment

Humans play an integral role shaping our landscape and environment. Our work in the Human Systems and the Environment Core seeks to understand how human systems evolve, influence, and are influenced by this dynamic relationship.
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Environmental Archaeology

The past is a window into the future. The Environmental Archaeology Core integrates archaeology with geology, geography, and ecology to study the long-term interactions between humans and the environment.

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Earth Science and Modeling

The Earth is an interacting system of air, water, rock, and life. The Earth Science and Modeling Core (ESM) of faculty and students studies landforms, water, vegetation, soils, and climate at multiple spatial and temporal scales and investigates how human and natural processes shape those patterns.

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Virtual games teach research ethics to graduate students in science and engineering
Rather than instructing students in “the right thing to do”, and then testing whether they know “the right thing to do”,...