About Us

The Mission of the IAS is to foster, facilitate and conduct science-based interdisciplinary environmental research that seeks to understand how human actions impact the environment, and to use that knowledge to suggest scientific, engineering, policy and/or educational solutions to environmental problems.

Welcome to our website. Here you can find out more about our research and outreach activities, who our faculty and staff are, the graduate programs in envrironmental science we administer, the departments and other organizations we interact with, and various bits of news and information. For those questions left unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sam Atkinson

From the Director

The IAS is a thriving interdisciplinary research unit, where fascinating questions about our environment are explored.

The IAS brings biologists, ecologists, geologists, engineers, computer scientists, chemists, geographers, archeologists, policy experts, philosophers and many others together to work on some of the most pressing environmental issues we face today.

-Sam Atkinson,
Professor and Director