The Environmental Studies Program offers students the opportunity to study how humans should relate to the natural world, a subject that has become increasingly relevant as more people begin paying attention to the Earth’s limited resources and our own impact on those resources.
Upcoming EventAn adopt-a-wetland program, seed banks, and managing invasive species are just some of the proposals for protecting Virginia from climate change that 11 environmental studies students shared recently with members of Governor McAuliffe's climate change commission. Read more.
Environmental Studies Feature Stories
Students work with mapping technology in Spatial Analysis Lab at University of Richmond through summer fellowship program
Four University of Richmond students have begun mapping out their futures through a summer fellowship in the Department of Geography and the Environment Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL).
Spatial Analysis Lab
Student interns gain value work experience; provide community service through work in Spatial Analysis Lab
How to Build a Better BayJeff Allenby, '07, of the Chesapeake Bay Conservancy offers tips for being a good steward of the bay and beyond.
Bridget Ward, '11
It wasn’t that long ago that Bridget Ward, ’11, was unfamiliar with the computer-based mapping tool GIS. Today, she’s a GIS analyst and environmental planner working on a proposed high-speed rail project between Richmond and Washington.
The Princeton Review names University of Richmond a 'green' college in recognition of environmental initiatives
The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2015. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, transportation, energy conservation and recycling.
Piper Brighton, '15
Senior Piper Brighton interned with forager Meadows and More to study and apply sustainable agricultural practices.
Celia Landesberg, '14
From starting a recycling program at her middle school to research working in the sustainability office at Richmond, Celia Landesberg, ’14, experienced a variety of opportunities in the field of sustainability.
Immersion learning takes many different forms, but for students in Emily Boone’s Marine Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, it involves literal immersion in mud and water.
As a postdoctoral fellow, Tiho Kostadinov, ’02, investigated climate change, the environment, and how to balance research and teaching.
Geography professor David Salisbury has developed a relationship with the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon—a relationship he was able to share with National Geographic magazine last summer.
Biology professor Amy Treonis receives Fulbright Scholar award to teach, conduct research in Nepal
Amy Treonis, associate professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research for five months in Nepal.
Anna Sangree, 15: Internship with Shalom Farms