IBES supports research to understand the interactions between natural, human and social systems. Our teaching programs prepare future leaders to envision and build a just and sustainable world. We cultivate strong research in five disciplinary areas: Conservation Science, Land Change Science, Climate Science, Environmental Health, and Institutions and Human Behavior.
IBES scholars are combining scientific measurements with community knowledge to better understand current changes in fjord ice, and how those changes impact daily life.
From the international stage to the nation's capital to the Rhode Island statehouse, IBES undergraduates are learning to tackle climate change politics from the inside out.