• Resistivity Survey of Gulf Oil Spill in Louisiana

  • Air Quality Measurements in Newark

  • Diatoms

  • Borehole NMR measurements in Rifle, CO

  • Spring-time iron fluxes to the ocean

  • Asian dust particles over the North Pacific observed through shipboard experiments

  • XRF map of Zinc distribution in a birch leaf collect at Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

  • Undergraduate Casey McGuffy collecting surface NMR measurements in Svalbard.

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) offers unique geoscience education and research opportunities. We focus on applied environmental education and research that serves well students wishing to pursue careers in the growing environmental consulting sector that is strong in New Jersey.
Our faculty strengths are in atmospheric chemistry, soil geochemistry, near surface geophysics, ocean biogeochemistry and structural geology. We have a well-established PhD program in Environmental Science. We collaborate closely with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers (Busch Campus) and the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences at Rutgers (Cook Campus) to offer broad educational-research opportunities for both faculty and students. The department is also heavily engaged in educational outreach programs that offer unique opportunities for minority high schools students within the Newark Public Schools system.

News & Announcements

  • The acquisition, completed this fall, gives RU-N a multimillion-dollar research center on the Hackensack River estuary along with a sizable research-grant portfolio. It also makes the school an important source of environmental data for state and federal agencies as MERI continues to advance critical scientific research in the Meadowlands region.

  • DEES students present research at the AGU's 49th annual fall conference in San Francisco, December 12 - 16, 2016.

  • Undergraduate student Tonian Robinson was invited to present her research ‘Magnetic Susceptibility and its relationship to clay content and the petrophysical property of rocks’ at the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Conference in Washington D.C. this past weekend.  Only a handful of students from around the country are selected to present at this event each year.  Congratulations Toni!

  • Congratulations to undergraduate students Maronda Mims, Debra Salters, Tonian Robinson, Allison Waldron, Brittany Washington, Shakeera Sheard, Yannie Donaldson, Michael Kirtz, and Ann-Marie Walker who presented their research at the 8th Annual Garden State LSAMP meeting on Friday October 7th 2016!  Tonian Robinson and Ann-Marie Walker both won awards for Best Presentations at the conference.  Tonian was also selected to present her research at the NSF Council of Undergraduate Research Conference in Washington D.C.