School of Earth, Environment and Society


The School of the Earth, Environment and Society (SEES) offers both natural and social science courses and programs, including undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy and Analysis, Geology and Geography. The School also offers graduate programs in Geology and Applied Geospatial Sciences. By bridging the natural and social sciences, SEES prepares students for a variety of careers relevant to important societal issues, including water and energy resources, climate change and sustainability. Many of our students take advantage of our extensive course options in geospatial sciences, important technologies broadly utilized in a variety of disciplines.  

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Renovated Moseley Hall Re-opens as Science Complex

Moseley Hall contains laboratory classrooms for the departments of Geology, Chemistry, Biology and Medical Lab Science.

News and Stories

Simic Milas leads nationwide program to increase interest, diversity in geoscience

Every day, thousands of satellites orbit Earth collecting hundreds of terabytes of information on atmospheric conditions, landscapes, marine environments, forests and more. The data plays a crucial role in predicting extreme weather events, monitoring things like soil erosion, water quality, land use and countless other critical environmental observations.

According to Dr. Anita Simic Milas, associate professor in the School of Earth, Environment and Society at Bowling Green State University, the problem is the amount of data collected far outpaces the number of qualified geoscientists available to analyze and process it. Milas is working to increase interest and diversity in the field through a three-year educational research program called SPLIT GeoscienceRead more...

SEES Spring 2023 Colloquium Series

Assessing the Impacts of Agricultural Best Management Practices on Crop Yield, Soil Health and Water Quality across Spatial and Temporal Scales

by Dr. Angelica Vazquez Ortega

Friday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m.
095 Overman Hall

Otiso studying socioeconomic side of toxic algal blooms in Kenya

A complex problem cannot be fixed with a simple solution — so as Bowling Green State University researchers continue to study the issue of harmful algal blooms (HABs), they are using multiple scientific disciplines to do so.

A BGSU-led research trip to Kenya examined water quality in Lake Victoria, which, despite large climate differences from the North American Great Lakes, experiences HABs just like the western basin of Lake Erie does.

While BGSU water-quality researchers seek to establish universal rules for algal blooms, Dr. Kefa Otiso worked in tandem with colleagues from the BGSU Department of Biological Sciences, researchers at Kisii (Kenya) University, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and local officials within the Lake Victoria watershed to explore the socioeconomic and public policy side of HABs.  Read more...

Updated: 01/25/2023 02:52PM