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Computing, Environment and Life Sciences

Environmental Science

Conducting basic and applied research and assessment that seeks to understand how natural and human-managed environmental systems function and how system components respond to various perturbations.

The Environmental Science Division conducts research on environmental systems to understand how system components could change as a result of energy activities, nationally important emerging technologies, and major new federal policies and programs. Our core studies focus on land and renewable resources, surface and subsurface hydrology, coupled ecosystem processes, radiation and chemical risk management, environmental restoration, atmospheric processes and measurement, and climate research. Our work provides the nation with rigorous science and engineering analyses about the present and possible future state of the environment.