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Welcome to Environmental Science at BYU. This major provides the best opportunities on campus to get outside, discover the natural world, and prepare to solve some of humanities biggest challenges. Our students are doing cutting-edge research on wildfire, climate change, and sustainability from Alaska to Antarctica and Provo to Samoa.

As you go through your degree, you will discover how societal and ecological dynamics shape the world we live in. You will learn how environmental pressures affect the human family and then acquire the tools you need to make a difference in our rapidly changing world. From improving sustainability in our communities to measuring the pulse of the planet, come join us and help build a better world for humanity and all of God’s creations.

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Climate change and the survival of aspen forests
Tree Heart Attacks: Aspen Clones Dying

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Megafires and water security in the Western US
After a mega fire: how waterways are impacted by wildfires

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The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.
Wendell Berry

Faculty & Labs
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