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Jay Banner is the F. M. Bullard Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences, and Director of the Environmental Science Institute. His research interests center on climate and hydrologic processes, how they are preserved in the geologic record, and how human activity affects the sustainability of water resources. His teaching interests include sustainability, environmental science, and environmental isotope geochemistry. K-12 and public outreach programs include the Hot Science РCool Talks Outreach Series and the Scientist in Residence program, which partners STEM graduate-student researchers with K-12 teachers. Current and recent projects include Planet Texas 2050 and the Fourth National Climate Assessment.


B.A. in Geology, University of Pennsylvania

M.S. in Earth Science, SUNY Stony Brook

Ph.D. in Earth Science, SUNY Stony Brook

Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University

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