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School of the Environment

Who We Are

The School of the Environment is comprised of GeologyGeographyEnvironmental Sciences & Management, andSystems Science, as well as the USGS Oregon Water Science Center and the Institute for Natural Resources-Portland. The School aims to promote and enhance environmental research, and education, through contributions from faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Find out more about our PhD program, check our our News & Events page, or see a list of affiliated faculty. You can also find out the latest projects being worked on in our student/faculty research groups.


The purpose of the School of the Environment's MRC is for grad students and faculty to present their work, engage in discussion and build community in environmental scholarship on campus.  You don't have to be an SOE student or faculty to attend.

Come join the discussion and have a coffee on us!

Every 2nd Friday from 10am-12pm in Cramer Hall 287

See the schedule for upcoming speakers and topics.


 PhD candidate Steven Braun is featured in The  Oregonian for his work in environmental  education and restoration ecology. 


Shannon Rubeo, a teaching assistant at Hillsboro's Evergreen Middle School, helps a student re-plant an area of the parking lot that will be an "outdoor science lab" for years to come. (Luke Hammill / The Oregonian)



In Memoriam

It is our great sadness to share the news that Thomas Harvey passed away December 13, 2013 after a short illness. As a Geography faculty member for the last 23 years, Professor Harvey contributed to our community in many ways, advising undergraduate and graduate students and actively participating in local community organizations. He was also well-known as a photographer of landscape. 



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