Research in Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability requires research with the goal of promoting sustainable systems that support human well being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural ecosystems.

These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. The long-term viability of natural capital is critical for many areas of human endeavor.

Coates Lab research seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection while maintaining stable economic development. To that end, the lab is committed to global sustainability, through efforts aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of a broad host of industrial and military activities.