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Faculty and students in the School of Earth Sciences conduct research in areas including our planet's history and future; the energy and resource base that supports society; geologic hazards that impact a growing population; a changing climate and environment; and the challenge of sustainability. Department of Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) Energy Resources Engineering builds on a foundation of engineering principles to explore Earth's energy resources, including optimizing oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs, carbon capture and sequestration, efficient geothermal engineering, clean and efficient energy conversions, and renewable energy systems. More information on research in Energy Resources Engineering can be found in these sites. These websites are created and maintained by the faculty, students and staff involved with each group.     Department of Environmental Earth System Science (EESS) Environmental Earth System Science works to understand, predict, and respond to human-caused and natural environmental change at local to global scales. To do so, the department investigates the complexity of the global system, including the interactions, synergies, and feedbacks that link the oceans, atmosphere, land surfaces, and freshwater systems. More information on research in Environmental Earth System Science can be found in these sites. These websites are created and maintained by the faculty, students and staff involved with each group.     Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences (GES) Geological and Environmental Sciences focuses on the history and structure of the Earth, the physics and chemistry of Earth materials, the processes that cycle those materials on a global scale, and the interaction of human activities with geological processes and resources. More information on research in Geological and Environmental Sciences can be found in these sites. These websites are created and maintained by the faculty, students and staff involved with each group.     Department of Geophysics Geophysics combines the principles of physics and geology to explore the Earth using seismic waves, electromagnetic fields, satellite data, and rock physics to address questions about global Earth structure, earthquakes and fault mechanics, volcanic processes, surface deformation, and groundwater contamination. More information on research in Geophysics can be found in these sites. These websites are created and maintained by the faculty, students and staff involved with each group.