DEES: Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Researchers in DRI's Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES) come from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds but have a broad unifying interest in the causes, mechanisms, and history of landscape change over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Landscapes in this context include the geomorphic surface environment, the soils mantling the surface, and the vegetation and other biota (including humans) that inhabit and modify it.

 

Research Science Themes

Browse DEES projects by scientific theme.
Archaeology and Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Climate Change
Earth Sciences Remote Sensing/GIS/Visualization
Renewable Energy
 

Research Programs

Learn more about the scientific programs and research topics that DEES scientists are working on.
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Labs and Capabilities

DEES offers several world class experimental testing facilities as well as design, sampling, monitoring, analytical, and data interpretation services.
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Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
NEWS • WHAT WE DO


Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
NEWS • LABS & CAPABILITIES


DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.