About us

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides excellent undergraduate programs, as well as advanced instruction at the graduate level.

Find out more about our degree programs.

Faculty and Research

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Faculty and students within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences  are involved in timely, important research encompassing a broad range of academic disciplines.

Find out more about what our researchers are investigating by exploring our Research page or by visiting researchers individual sites.

Winter Undergraduate Student Awards in Earth Sciences:
David Barlow Memorial Award (Application deadline: March 10)
GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize (Nomination deadline: February 8)


IMPORTANT: Summer Research Opportunities

There are about 70 FoS-coordinated summer research awards available each year, on a competitive basis, for current undergraduate students. Interested students may apply for an award and indicate the faculty member they’d like to work with. Award recipients spend 16 weeks participating in a research project, alongside graduate students and other undergraduates.
Deadline is January 24th

Earth Sciences Doctoral Award

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for the Dalhousie Earth Sciences Doctoral Award for admission to the Ph.D. program in Fall 2019. This award provides financial support to outstanding Canadian and International students with a demonstrated record of academic success in their undergraduate and early graduate studies. The award is guaranteed for two years, then subject to renewal for the 3rd and 4th years based on student performance.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.

Congratulations to our graduate student Lobke Rotteveel on her first-author publication in Environmental Science and Technology (2018 IF 7.15) based on work done in the Sterling Hydrology Lab.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.9b04872
 


Congratulations to all the EES students who convocated this fall.


Joining forces
Introducing the Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Can liming N.S. forests help fight climate change?
NS: Mainstreet Halifax's Jeff Douglas spoke with EES' Shannon Sterling, who is researching whether liming forests can help them absorb more carbon dioxide.

EES' Shannon Sterling on CBC's Quirks & Quarks
Listen to Shannon answer Quirks and Quarks' question of the week: "As water covers most of the Earth, why isn't it completely shrouded in clouds?"

Halifax scientists endorse climate emergency letter


Meet EES' John Gosse, a geologist with a passion for landscape evolution and teaching the science of natural disasters.
The Sciographies Podcast – Episode 11: John Gosse, Geologist

Moon metals: New research considers what lies below the moon's surface

For conference details, click on the corresponding logo.


Departmental Notices

Winter Undergraduate Student Awards in Earth Sciences:
David Barlow Memorial Award (Application deadline: March 10)
GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize (Nomination deadline: February 8)


IMPORTANT: Summer Research Opportunities

There are about 70 FoS-coordinated summer research awards available each year, on a competitive basis, for current undergraduate students. Interested students may apply for an award and indicate the faculty member they’d like to work with. Award recipients spend 16 weeks participating in a research project, alongside graduate students and other undergraduates.
Deadline is January 24th

Earth Sciences Doctoral Award

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for the Dalhousie Earth Sciences Doctoral Award for admission to the Ph.D. program in Fall 2019. This award provides financial support to outstanding Canadian and International students with a demonstrated record of academic success in their undergraduate and early graduate studies. The award is guaranteed for two years, then subject to renewal for the 3rd and 4th years based on student performance.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.

Kudos!

Congratulations to our graduate student Lobke Rotteveel on her first-author publication in Environmental Science and Technology (2018 IF 7.15) based on work done in the Sterling Hydrology Lab.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.9b04872
 


Congratulations to all the EES students who convocated this fall.


EES in the News

Joining forces
Introducing the Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Can liming N.S. forests help fight climate change?
NS: Mainstreet Halifax's Jeff Douglas spoke with EES' Shannon Sterling, who is researching whether liming forests can help them absorb more carbon dioxide.

EES' Shannon Sterling on CBC's Quirks & Quarks
Listen to Shannon answer Quirks and Quarks' question of the week: "As water covers most of the Earth, why isn't it completely shrouded in clouds?"

Halifax scientists endorse climate emergency letter


Meet EES' John Gosse, a geologist with a passion for landscape evolution and teaching the science of natural disasters.
The Sciographies Podcast – Episode 11: John Gosse, Geologist

Moon metals: New research considers what lies below the moon's surface

Conferences

For conference details, click on the corresponding logo.