Who We Are
The School of the Environment is comprised of Geology, Geography, Environmental Sciences & Mangement and Systems Science. We are also home to the USGS Oregon Water Science Center and the Institute for Natural Resources-Portland. The School aims to promote and enhance environmental research and eudcation through contributions from faculty, staff, students and community members.
For more about our PhD program, including how to apply, please check out this page. You can also take a look at our News & Events listing or see a list of Affiliated Faculty. Find out more about the latest projects being worked on in our student/faculty research groups here.
School of the Environment in the News
OPB's Earthfix reporter Cassandra Profita sat down with Alan Yeakley, director of the School of the Environment to take about exactly why cities are such a problem for salmon and steelhead in the Northwest, and what urban-dwellers can do about it.
Dr. Yeakley is co-author of Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest. The book sets out to answer a key question: Can wild salmon populations co-exist with humans in urban areas?
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)
It is our great sadness to share the news that Thomas Harvey passed away on December 23, 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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