The Anderson Center for Environmental Sciences

The Anderson Center for Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary group of research-driven faculty, staff and students whose goals are studying Earth’s environment, solving environmental problems and developing the next generation of environmental scientists.

Newly remodeled spaces that are part of the Anderson Center feature state-of-the-art instructional and laboratory facilities that allow Occidental scholars to gain the hands-on experience, technological literacy, and competencies with modern equipment required for success in graduate programs and future careers.

The Anderson Center program offers a rigorous research atmosphere typically found only at large universities while preserving Oxy’s intimate liberal arts character. Working alongside faculty to collect and analyze data, our undergraduates directly contribute to research projects and even co-author articles for publication. 

Newly improved facilities allow our researchers to leverage the immense potential of Occidental’s collection holdings. The Moore Lab of Zoology and Cosman Shell Collection illuminate how the environment has shaped biodiversity and how biodiversity will respond to future environmental changes.

Occidental College is grateful for the generous support from the individuals and many foundations who made this project possible.