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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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Lavretsky defends dissertation

Philip Lavretsky successfully defended his dissertation "PHYLOGENETICS, POPULATION GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION OF THE MALLARD COMPLEX" on Friday, April 4, 2014.  Phil's advisor was Dr. Jeff Peters of the Department of Biological Sciences.

Congratulations, Phil!

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Soltanian wins Geological Society of America award

Reza Soltanian, an Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student working under the guidance of Prof. Bob Ritzi in Earth and Environmental Sciences, recently received a $1500 grant from the Geological Society of America for his research on carbon sequestration.  Reza's abstract is included below. 

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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.