2019-2020 DCISE Annual Report

This report presents an overview of the activity of the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE), including the Institute’s constituent units, the Department of Environmental Studies and Science and the Dyson College Nature Center, for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Photo: Students in the graduate course Ecology of Freshwater Ecosystems take water samples in Choate Pond on the Pleasantville campus.


Wildlife in Focus

This year, DCISE focused on investigating the crisis of wildlife population decline through education and action.

The Future of Meat

At DCISE’s Resilience Summit IV, participants tackled varying perspectives on the future of the consumption of meat in America.

Resilience Summit IV: The Future of Meat

Who we are

The Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE) is dedicated to using inquiry and knowledge in service to environmental conservation and sustainability.

Our mission is achieved through faculty research, teaching and service on issues such as biodiversity conservation, policy, and sustainability. DCISE also trains students, environmental professionals and local communities through a variety of outreach programs.

These efforts advance our vision of supporting an engaged and well-informed society working to conserve the environment.

Key Focus Areas

Suburban and Urban Biodiversity

Professional Training


Key Programs

Environmental Studies and Science

Dyson College Nature Center