Welcome to the Environmental Dynamics Program!

Environmental Dynamics (ENDY) is the study of complex interactions between natural systems and human activity. It requires an interdisciplinary research approach and integration with the power, efficiency, and economy of advanced computer-based technologies. The program's prime focus is human-environmental interactions within recent Earth history. It stresses interdisciplinary analyses of geophysical, biological, geochemical, and, sociocultural interactions related to environmental change. These include research emphases in: Natural and social impacts of global climatic change, Paleoclimatology and dendrochronology, Geoinformatics and associated geospatial technologies, Environmental pollution and ecological degradation, Landscape evolution and land use change, Impacts of natural hazards, Watershed sciences (water quality and quantity). An overarching objective of the ENDY program is to aid development of strategies for sustainable societies based on results of scientific research and respect for human cultures. For the complete program description go to the Prospective Students homepage, view current Research, or recent ENDY News.


ENDY Students in ENDY 6991  are required to attend a lecture a week. Here is a list of some of the lectures of interest.
Date Speaker List
Friday, March 16 Eve of Spring Break  - No Colloquium
Friday, March 23 Spring Break - No Colloquium
Friday, March 30 Kent Pedersen  - Department of Geoscience - University of Calgary
Bedforms to Stratal Architecture and Reservoir Fairways of Fine Grained Marine Depositional Systems
Friday, April 6

Lesli Wood  - Department of Geology and Geological Engineering - Colorado School of Mines
Five Minutes of Terror: Submarine Mass Failures and their Deposits

Friday,  April 13 Jill Marshall -  Department of Geosciences - University of Arkansas
Quantifying the Role of Trees as Critical Zone Architects Employing Crowbars, Wedges, Bellows and Other Mechanisms of Physical Weathering and Erosion
Friday, April 20 Mauricio Perillo - ExxonMobil Exploration Company (EMEC)
Process Stratigraphy - Bridging the Scales with Physics!
Friday,  April 27 Jane Willenbring  - Scripps Institution of Oceanography - University of California - San Diego
The Null Hypothesis: Steady Rates of Erosion, Weathering and Sediment Accumulation during the Late Cenozoic Mountain Uplift Glaciation
Friday,  May 4 Dead Day - No Colloquium