Started in 2018, the mission of the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is to advance communication and education about Earth systems science — air, water, land, and life — in Florida, and beyond.
What is Earth systems science? The study of the interactions among air, water, land, and life on Earth, and how these systems are influenced by human activities.
Intrinsically connected, these systems affect one another and result in global change that profoundly impacts the future of our planet. Only by understanding the way the Earth’s systems interact, will we be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
TESI to Co-Host Dawn to Dusk Earth Day Celebration Featuring Audrey Peterman
Peterman is an author and leader in the movement to engage more Americans of color in the enjoyment and protection of our public lands system.
Registration Open for 26th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference
TESI is excited to be partnering with the UF Levin College of Law to host this year's conference with the theme, "Rights of Nature: Defending our Biosphere."
TESI Faculty Fellow Awarded USDA National Early Career Teaching Award in the Food and Agricultural Sciences
In her classes, Andrea Lucky takes a hands-on approach to activities. She enjoys helping students take charge of their own learning so her teaching style.
Science on Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
It can sometimes feel like mother nature is out to get us, but is she really? The Florida Museum and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute invite you to grab a local brew and learn from scientists about whether mosquitoes, wildfires and reptiles are actually here to kill you at our spring “Science on Tap” series. Download the event flyer: Science On Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
Science on Tap: Mosquitoes
Join us Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Wildfires
Join us Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Reptiles
Join us Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co.
Florida Springs Film Series
Join the Florida Museum and University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute for a deep-dive into Florida’s springs! This special series will include a screening and panel discussion with the film’s director and experts in the field. Take part in an engaging discussion and meet local organizations as you learn more about the importance, health and conservation of our state’s water.
Florida Springs Film Series: Water’s Journey
Join us at the Florida Museum on Monday, February 24, 2020 for a screening of Water's Journey followed by a panel discussion.
Florida Springs Film Series: Lost Springs
Join us at the Florida Museum on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for a screening of Lost Springs followed by a panel discussion.
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In Case You Missed It: Stories to Watch for January 2020
Looking to catch up on some of Florida's environmental news? We've gathered a few of the stories our team is reading this month.
Can Viruses Help Control Blue-Green Algae Blooms? FGCU Researchers Investigate
The researchers hope that growing specific viruses at scale and releasing them into affected areas will give us a new tool in treating algae blooms.
UM Researcher Joins NASA-Funded Project to Analyze Effects of Storms on the Ozone Layer
A warmer future could continually add more water to the stratosphere and initiate ozone losses over North America.