Water & Biogeochemical Cycles

Marine Geology and Geophysics

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Core Program supports research on all aspects of the geology and geophysics of the present ocean basins and margins, as well as those of the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Integrated Cladophora Research and Modeling in Support of GLWQA Annex 4 Phosphorus Target Setting

This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from eligible entities for a cooperative agreement to be awarded pursuant to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II (http://glri.us/actionplan/pdfs/glri-action-plan-2.pdf). Applications are requested for a project to 1) provide in situ observational data for use in 2) the development of enhanced Cladophora growth models to enable phosphorus targets to be developed for the eastern basin of Lake Erie as well as for Lakes Michigan, Huron and Ontario.

Request for Information (RFI): Clean Water Technologies

The purpose of this modification is to change the submission deadline for responses to this RFI from 07/28/2017 to 08/28/2017. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

A Novel Water Management Tool for Your Landscape Plantings

The Tree Diaper is a National Science Foundation sponsored new technology that features rain/snow-water harvesting, super slow release irrigation, weed control, stormwater retention, erosion control, and mitigation of harsh weather conditions. This webinar presents findings of field tests comparing the Tree Diaper with traditional watering bag on trees planted in road medians in Richmond, Virginia.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge Area focuses on sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. In FY 2017, the AFRI RACC Challenge Area will invest in one priority area, Climate, Land Use, and Land Management.

Managing Risk in a Changing Climate

In conjunction with Penn State Earth Week activities, WPSU-TV and the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) invite you to the premiere screening of the television documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" at 7pm on Tuesday April 18th at the State Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

This 30-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion with our Penn State panelists:

Kappe Lecture: The aquatic photochemistry on naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants

Kris McNeill, professor of Environmental Chemistry at ETH-Zurich, will be visiting Penn State Wednesday 3/15 - Thursday 3/16 to present at the first Kappe Lecture co-organized by environmental engineering and chemistry. His talk will be at 5:00 pm in Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Life Sciences Building on Wednesday March 15. The talk is titled “The aquatic photochemistry on naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants”. The abstract and a brief bio of Prof. McNeill are given below. 


The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits

John Rogers, President, Keystone Conservation Trust

This webinar answers a basic question. "What is nature worth?" Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? What are we willing to pay to maintain or enhance our quality of life, health, cost of living and economy that nature provides?