What We Do
The staff at the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) conducts research, development, and technology transfer programs on environmental exposures to ecological and human receptors. ESD develops methods for characterizing chemical and physical stressors, with special emphasis on ecological exposure. The Division develops landscape and regional assessment capabilities through the use of remote sensing and advanced spatial analysis techniques. ESD conducts analytical chemistry research and applies advanced monitoring technology to issues involving surface and subsurface contamination. To carry out these functions, the Division applies a multi-disciplinary, multimedia approach in both laboratory and field settings.