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The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State is designed to provide skills and training to better understand and solve complex environmental problems, such as those caused by anthropogenic pollutants, invasive species, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity, that can affect both human and ecosystem health. Our students receive training in preparation for careers in academia, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations.

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Attack on white fringetree by emerald ash borer likely to be widespread, says Wright State researcher

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives.
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Simultaneous prediction of weathering rind thickness and soil depth. The same 1μm pore size was used for both, but the hydraulic conductivity in typical soils is about six orders of magnitude larger than for basalt. The exponent applied is the known value for the inverse of the fractal dimensionality of the percolation backbone, implying unsaturated conditions for surface rocks, saturated for soils.

Why do rates of rock weathering slow over time?

Physics professor Dr. Allen Hunt recently published his work, which sought to answer the important question of "why rates of soil development and rock weathering slow over time".  

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The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State is designed to provide skills and training to better understand and solve complex environmental problems, such as those caused by anthropogenic pollutants, invasive species, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity, that can affect both human and ecosystem health. Our students receive training in preparation for careers in academia, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations.

Through a rigorous core curriculum and dissertation research, our interdisciplinary program is designed to broadly expose students to both traditional and emerging areas of environmental sciences, and offers the ability to focus on research in a more defined area. Our program includes faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.