Environmental Science in New York City and Beyond

Baruch’s Environmental Science faculty conduct research in the local boroughs of NYC, coral reefs in the Caribbean, and around the world. Research topics range from understanding nutrient cycling in NY coastal communities to efforts to infer phylogenetic relationships and include field, lab, and modeling components.  Our research produces a novel understanding of biological and physical processes, both locally and globally, and demonstrates the biological significance, economic importance, and ecological complexity of local and global ecosystems. We also work to actively communicate the applied significance of the science conducted by the Group.  Faculty and researchers have access to CUNY resources including the High Performance Computing Cluster and connections with affiliated groups such as the new Jamaica Bay Science and Resiliency Institute and the Advanced Sciences Research Center. Faculty from Environmental Science and other groups also make up Baruch's Environmental Biology and Sustainablity Research Group.

For undergraduate students with an interest in environmental science, the Biological Sciences major allows students to focus on ecology and evolution courses through advanced course offerings.  Students can also take individual courses or minor in Environmental Sustainability or Natural Science.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to take part in research under faculty mentorship.  Our faculty also accept graduate students through the CUNY Graduate Center Program in Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology subsection.  Students interested in research (graduate or undergraduate) should contact faculty to enquire about open positions.  

Environmental Science Faculty

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