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Welcome to the Marsh Institute

The George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University is dedicated to research on one of the most fundamental questions confronting humankind: How can we sustain natural and human systems amidst profound global change?

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About the Marsh Institute

Grounded in nearly a century of applied research at Clark University, the George Perkins Marsh Institute studies the socio-ecological, technical, institutional and other systems through which humans interact with their surrounding environments.

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In Memory of Dr. Roger Kasperson ’59

Clark University is saddened by the passing of Dr. Roger Kasperson ’59, longtime professor of geography, former provost, former director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Memorial donations may be made to the Jeanne X. Kasperson Library Endowed Fund.

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Focused generally on how humans interact with the environment, the Marsh Institute draws on expertise from the social, natural, and technical sciences to conduct multidisciplinary, integrated research programs.

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Student Opportunities

The Marsh Institute oversees grants and programs that allow undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research on human-environment interactions and sustainability issues.

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Kasperson Library

Housed in the Marsh Institute, the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library includes resources related to environmental issues.

2022 Marsh Institute Annual Report

Contact Information

George Perkins Marsh Institute

Office Location
  • Mailing Address:
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • Visiting address:
    New location –
    Sackler Sciences Center
    Rooms 342 – 350

  • 1-508-751-4622
  • 1-508-751-4600 FAX