specialization: Environmental and Earth Sciences biological and environmental sciences m.s., ph.d.

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This graduate research group focuses on the history, dynamics, condition, and interpretation of Earth’s environments, celebrating innovative science communication and authentic assessment of the social and environmental justice implications of our research. Faculty research interests encompass earth and physical sciences (especially solid Earth studies, soil science, hydrology, geospatial data technologies, and computer modeling), environmental science and ecology (especially biogeochemistry and invasive species dynamics), and science communication (especially building more inclusive, effective, wide-reaching communication avenues and content). We work as a collective to understand better the Earth System through time, to sustain healthy environments, to remediate and restore damaged environments, and to share our science with the public.

prospective students

A strong advisor-student relationship is central to the EVES program. Prospective students should contact faculty directly prior to applying in order to explore mutual interests. Flexibility in our graduate program also encourages our students to work across traditional departmental boundaries and they often seek interdisciplinary collaborations.

Please ensure your application is complete on/before December 15th, for full consideration for starting in fall semesters.

what should i submit with my online application?

All applications must be submitted online using through the URI Graduate School. EVES application deadlines are outlined in the FAQs section. For access to the system and detailed instructions on what must be submitted, please visit the URI Graduate School web pages. In addition to the graduate school submission requirements, please make sure the following are also included in your application materials submitted:

  1. At the beginning of your personal statement, list one or more potential advisors in bold-face type.
  2. Arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation.
  3. Consider submitting any additional materials that provide direct evidence of relevant experience or writing ability, such as published papers, research posters, or reports. Please upload any such documents as “supplemental materials”.

Specialization group coordinator: Dawn Cardace
Associate Professor
College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Phone: (401) 874-9384
Email: cardace@uri.edu

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