Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence is a core value of the Department of Earth System Science. As a department and as a community, we affirm our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism, and recognize the inherent value of all who work and study here. 

On the front lines

Ph.D. student Audrey Odwuor, along with UCI Department of Earth System Science Professor Claudia Czimczik, sampled the smoke billowing from the Caldor Fire in Lake Tahoe.


Global Climate and Environmental Changes: CausesImpactsSolutions

To contribute through research and teaching to a fundamental scientific understanding of the Earth as a coupled system, to train the next generation of Earth scientists, and to inform and educate policy makers and the public-at-large. We envision a society that understands the impact of human activities on the global environment and the interactions within the Earth system that preserve the habitability of the planet.

Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy
Ph.D in Earth System Science


AGU announces Section Awardees and Named Lecturers, including ESS Professor Charlie Zender
Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our…
Nowadays, Professor Gudrun Magnusdottir of the UCI Department of Earth System Science uses computers to model the Earth system — but she remembers a time when she did her calculations with a pencil…

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    The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.