Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
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The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University is one of the world's premier graduate research and professional schools for the interdisciplinary study of the environment, biological, physical and social sciences.
More than 50 faculty members hold primary or joint appointments in the school. While maintaining a broad range of expertise, the school is developing particular areas of strength in the fields of global change, ecosystem science (forest and wetlands), coastal ecosystem process, environmental health (response to toxic pollutants) and environmental policy and economics.
The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences is composed of three research divisions: (1) Coastal Systems Science and Policy, with focal areas in marine ecology, estuarine processes, and coastal geology; (2) Earth and Ocean Sciences, with focal areas in climate change, solid earth processes and surface processes; (3) Environmental Sciences and Policy, with focal areas in ecosystem science and management, environmental chemistry and toxicology, aquatic and atmospheric sciences and environmental social sciences.