The Department of Geography and the Environment supports research in a wide range of sub–disciplines in the areas of environmental science, geography, and the geospatial sciences. Ongoing projects are focused on projects such as: Biogeochemical Cycling in Coastal Wetlands; Biogeochemistry of Rural to Urban Streams; Environmental Security; Environmental Stressors in Marine Ecosystems; River Inputs to Nearshore Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico; Sea-Level Rise and Sediment Supply in Coastal Systems; and Water Quality Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale. The department has newly renovated and well equipped discipline-specific teaching laboratories to support research for faculty and students. Many opportunities exist for undergraduate or graduate students to work closely with an individual faculty mentor. Faculty and students present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, and publish in peer-reviewed publications.