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Environmental Science Research Student and professor Lyndon Estes using GIS equipment in cornfield

Student and Faculty Collaboration

As a student in environmental science, you will get the chance to work closely with faculty on research, which spans a wide range of academic fields. While most faculty are from Biology, Geography, and Sustainability and Social Justice (formerly IDCE) others hail from departments as diverse as Chemistry, Economics, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, and Clark’s George Perkins Marsh Institute.

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Research in Environmental and Conservation Biology

Based in the Biology Department, the Environmental and Conservation Biology Track provides students with many opportunities to conduct research both inside and outside the classroom.

Two students working with GIS data on computer

Research in Earth System Science

Student and faculty researchers in the Earth System Science Track, part of the Graduate School of Geography, collaborate on research focused on ecosystems, landscapes, and the effects of climate change.

students taking samples from river

Research in Environmental Science and Policy

Students and faculty primarily draw from the resources of the Sustainability and Social Justice Department and George Perkins Marsh Institute to conduct research in environmental science and policy.

Students presenting research to room full of stakeholders

HERO Program

As ac continuing undergraduate, you can apply to the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program, a unique undergraduate-graduate-faculty experience that engages in research on human-environment relationships in Massachusetts.

Environmental Science Research Stories

Clark HERO program celebrates a big milestone

Hands-on initiatives let students apply research muscle to local challenges

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Moms ask Clark to examine Holliston’s water issues

Residents wonder: Is children’s health at risk?

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HERO fellows work for tree-deprived communities

Environmental initiative partners students with Mass. Gateways Cities

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