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Washington State University

Meeting the Challenge

Earth’s systems – physical and biological – drive our life support system. Faculty and students in WSU’s School of the Environment do research, teach the next generation of scientists, and inform the public about the environment, human impacts, and management option. Our wide-ranging portfolio of work focuses on understanding Earth’s environmental systems and supports wise management of natural and human-dominated places.

“To support the future mission of Washington State University as a major land-grant research institution, our teaching, research, and outreach in the School of the Environment will focus heavily on better understanding the Earth and complex processes involving structural and biogeochemical system dynamics, global ecology, land use and climate change, and the scientific and social advances needed to conserve biological diversity and productive ecological and human communities in a sustainable world.”