UMass School of Earth & Sustainability Faculty Research Collaboration

The School of Earth & Sustainability encompasses 120 faculty across five academic departments and two colleges within the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The diverse expertise of our faculty is ideally suited to the transdisciplinary, systems-thinking approaches required to solve the greatest challenges of our time, from local to global scales.

In this section, we share details about our eight Areas of Excellence and the SES people engaged in each area, highlight some of the exciting research or applied projects happening within SES, and showcase some of our efforts to advance new research collaborations. 

“The world is changing at an accelerating pace. To me, the School of Earth & Sustainability is about providing sound research outcomes that inform our collective future; and to prepare our undergraduate and graduate students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, with a long term view of helping to build a more equitable, healthier, and sustainable planet.”

Rob DeConto, Co-director