Departmental News

March 18, 2021

ENVS student Bobbie Brown '22 recently wrote an article for BrandeisNOW about how students' social lives have evolved during the COVID19 pandemic, and how they have found ways to stay connected.

December 4, 2020

Ever wonder what makes the world’s biggest waves surfable?  Prof. Warner explores this question in this piece published on "The Conversation".

November 1, 2020

How does wildlife persist in cities? Students contribute data to a new study co-author by Colleen Hitchcock in Environmental Studies which outlines a framework for monitoring urban biodiversity.

April 1, 2020

Learn more about the City Nature Challenge in this Museum of Science podcast featuring Prof. Hitchcock discussing how to get involved in local nature observation.

October 3, 2019

Improved forest management – and building more tall, wooden buildings – could go a long way in combatting climate change, environmental science professor Brian Donahue said in a co-written Op-Ed.

September 17, 2019

Students, staff, and faculty gathered at Project Pollinator behind the Bassine Science Building to search for and document pollinators cataloguing their finds using iNaturalist.

August 23, 2019

The Question Formulation Technique, a simple yet rigorous process designed to help students formulate, work with and use their own questions, led to term papers on lemurs for Perlman's students.

July 16, 2019

Hemlocks in Massachusetts are under threat because of a sap-sucking insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid, which has already devastated hemlocks from North Carolina to Connecticut.

April 26, 2019

Associate Professor Colleen Hitchcock spends the day in the field with the National Parks Service and participants from Zoo New England’s Boston Biodiversity Initiative for girls, preparing for the 2019 City Nature challenge.

February 8, 2019

The Rev. Mariama White-Hammond draws parallels in discussion of climate change and environmental justice.

January 11, 2019

Blog features her experience with the Mystic River Watershed Association as an intern and 'Deis Does Citizen Science event.

November 5, 2018

Eric Chasalow, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, takes us on a guided tour of the mushroom patch that was the Brandeis campus this year.

November 1, 2018

Professor James Anderson discusses climate change through the lenses of chemistry, physics and applied mathematics.

October 29, 2018

Even Dankowicz '20 shares his experience as a citizen scientist in the Never Home Alone project featured on iNaturalist.

October 17, 2018

Levels have fallen by nearly 13 percent since 2015; university plans more aggressive cuts by 2020.

July 25, 2018

Awarded grant to develop new Biology of Climate Change course.

May 31, 2018

Environmental studies minor Anna Sherman ’20 receives Boren Scholarship to China.

March 1, 2018

Students and faculty connect with citizen scientists around the city and across the globe as organizers in the City Nature Challenge.

February 9, 2018

Earthwatch scientist Mark Chandler discusses air quality and citizen science work as an example of the intersection between environmental justice and the democratization of science.

January 23, 2018

By taking actions both big and small, the Brandeis community continued its push toward a more Earth-friendly campus.

November 10, 2017

Students examine the ecology of herring migration in support of the Mystic River Watershed Association.

September 25, 2017

A new study co-authored by environmental studies professor Brian Donahue finds that New England is losing 65 acres of forest per day to land conversion.

September 11, 2017

Research by professor Charles Chester demonstrates the environmental service benefits to society from flying transborder species.

April 14, 2017

The environmental studies and business double-major has a passion for building maps with geographic information systems.

October 6, 2016

Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies Brian Donahue has a plan to help New England produce half its food by 2060, even with the negative impact of continuous global warming.

July 15, 2016

Findings indicate employees, clients exposed to above-normal carbon dioxide levels, poor ventilation.

June 6, 2016

Environmental studies major Jake Greenberg ’18 among recipients of academic prize.

November 19, 2015

Committee is charged with refreshing the university's climate action plan, created in 2009, with specific goals and objectives to reduce the university’s carbon footprint.