Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

News and Awards

Apr 17, 2019
Professor Inez Fung studies climate change and the carbon cycle. She is a principal architect of large-scale mathematical modeling approaches and numerical models to represent the geographic and... [Read more]
Apr 12, 2019
Controlling Cooling(By Francis A. Macdonald, Nicholas L. Swanson-Hysell, Yuem Park, Lorraine Lisiecki, Oliver Jagoutz)On million-year time scales, Earth's climate state is determined by sources and... [Read more]
Apr 1, 2019
EPS alumnus, Alexander McBirney (Mac), 1961 PhD, passed away April 7, 2019. Mac was a pioneer in physical volcanology, making seminal contributions to understanding layered intrusions, magma rheology... [Read more]
Apr 2, 2019
The Department of Earth & Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers and lecturers in lieu of GSI’s to teach... [Read more]
Apr 1, 2019
Join us April 13th 2019 for CalDay! We have a lot of great events at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and the Berkeley Seismology Lab. You can find our schedule of events... [Read more]
Mar 28, 2019
Ocean Phytoplankton live for a week before they are eaten, yet this process is the start of a strong transport of sinking organic matter into the deep sea and fosters ocean uptake of atmospheric CO2... [Read more]
Feb 27, 2019
For 150 years, Berkeley’s Department of Earth & Planetary Science(EPS), has been training tomorrow’s scientific leaders. Today, that comprises everyone from geoscientists and engineers to... [Read more]
Feb 28, 2019
Professors Paul Renne and Stephen Self with PhD students Courtney Sprain and Tushar Mittal published new data in the journal Science, suggesting it is increasingly likely that an asteroid or comet... [Read more]
Feb 14, 2019
Barbara Romanowicz is being recognized with the Emil Wiechert Medal from the German Geophysical Society (Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, DGG) for outstanding contributions to... [Read more]
Apr 13, 2019
 Ranked as one of the top departments in earth and planetary science, our program engages students in multiple disciplines with award winning faculty and renowned research facilities.... [Read more]