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Integrating Traffic Management and Air Quality Integrating Traffic Management and Air Quality
A PSU study of one of Portland’s busiest arterials could inform how city officials integrate public health into efforts to improve the transportation system.
Research
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
Research
Geography minor in Water Resources Geography minor in Water Resources
The Minor in Water Resources offers broad training in spatial perspectives of sociopolitical and biophysical dimensions of water resource issues at local, regional, national, and international scales.
Resource
Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design
A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
Research
Professor Andres Holz Professor Andres Holz
Dr. Holz's interests include forest dynamics, disturbance ecology, climate-fire-human relationships, and bringing students out into the forest to experience biogeography at its best.
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Professor Martin Swobodzinski Professor Martin Swobodzinski
Dr. Swobodzinski's research examines the intricate ways in which individual decision making is mediated through spatial technologies.
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Professor Britt Crow-Miller Professor Britt Crow-Miller
Dr. Crow-Miller's research is focused on the question of how power and politics work to shape and constrain development pathways in China and beyond.
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Forests, Climate Change, and the Future Forests, Climate Change, and the Future
Dr. Robert Scheller develops models of future forests accounting for the effects of climate change and other factors to improve land management practices.
Research
A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies
Dr. Hamid Moradkhani’s research focuses on improving hydrologic forecasting models used by water resource managers.
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Studying Freshwater Ecosystems Studying Freshwater Ecosystems
Dr. Angela Strecker and her Students examine the effects of anthropogenic stressors on aquatic ecosystems.
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Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Dr. Heejun Chang's collaborative water research examines the complex factors involved in changing hydrologic systems and provides governments, policy makers, and resource managers the data and tools to develop plans to address the growing demand on fresh water supplies.
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Between Land and Sea Between Land and Sea
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Dr. Elise Granek's research focuses on some of the most delicate habitats on the globe: places where land and sea meet. Some of her resent research has made waves across the highly caffeinated Northwest.
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Going Viral Going Viral
Virologist Dr. Ken Stedman and his graduate students introduce innovations that may lead to improvements in vaccine storage and delivery.
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Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom
Providing teachers with tools to incorporate geography into lessons: The Student Atlas of Oregon connects children to Oregon and the world beyond.
Research
Professor Martin Lafrenz Professor Martin Lafrenz
Studying the effects of human land use
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David Banis David Banis
Associate Director of the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research (CSAR)
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Meet researcher David Percy Meet researcher David Percy
PSU's Geospatial Data Manager
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Meet Dr. Rick Hugo Meet Dr. Rick Hugo
Advancing Science Education
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Meet Professor Martin J. Streck Meet Professor Martin J. Streck
Researching the science of magma
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Meet Professor Alex Ruzicka Meet Professor Alex Ruzicka
Director of the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory
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Meet Professor Ben Perkins Meet Professor Ben Perkins
PSU alum trains the next generation of geologists
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Meet Professor Michael Cummings Meet Professor Michael Cummings
Studying the geology of the Pacific Northwest
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Meet Professor Kenneth M. Cruikshank
Studying PNW Earthquakes
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Meet Professor Scott Burns Meet Professor Scott Burns
Researching the origins of landslides
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Meet Professor Alan Yeakley Meet Professor Alan Yeakley
Director of the School of the Environment
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Meet Professor Angela Strecker Meet Professor Angela Strecker
Director of the Strecker Aquatic Ecology Lab
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Meet Professor Robert Scheller Meet Professor Robert Scheller
Director of the Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscape Lab
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Meet Professor John Rueter Meet Professor John Rueter
SOE Director returns to teaching
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Meet Professor Yangdong Pan Meet Professor Yangdong Pan
Chair of Environmental Science & Management
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Meet Professor Joe Maser Meet Professor Joe Maser
Preserving our wetlands
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Meet Professor Elise Granek Meet Professor Elise Granek
Preserving marine biodiversity
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Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing
Making sustainability education available for all students
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Meet Professor Marion Dresner Meet Professor Marion Dresner
Encouraging citizen participation in environmental science.
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School of the Environment School of the Environment
Organization
Meet Professor Bill Fish Meet Professor Bill Fish
Heavy metal clean-up
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Meet Professor Cat De Rivera Meet Professor Cat De Rivera
Biological invasion warrior
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Meet Professor Linda George Meet Professor Linda George
Dr. Linda George recently honored with NSF position.
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History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza
Student Project
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
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Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Research focuses on developing geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
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Professor Teresa Bulman Professor Teresa Bulman
Professor Teresa Bulman keeps Geography Education on the map!
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Dave Ervin Dave Ervin
Seed Science - Assessing the impact of biotech on farming
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Professor Heejun Chang Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
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Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
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Meet Professor Curt D. Peterson Meet Professor Curt D. Peterson
For Professor Curt Peterson the fun of science is time travel.
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Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain
This Ice Man travels the world to study glaciers, including the one named after him the Fountain Glacier in Antarctica.
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Meet Professor Mark Sytsma Meet Professor Mark Sytsma
When aliens invade our waters, Mark Sytsma fights back.
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