Use this page to describe your research interests (essentially, a research abstract). This abstract can include objectives, project descriptions, and/or scientific questions you are investigating. It should be scientific in nature, and understandable by a fellow graduate student.
This research page allows you to communicate what you are doing and why it is important. The process of developing a research page is iterative - the key is to start with what you have, then build on it over time. It is a great idea to include graphics (e.g. you in the field, graphs of data, or other engaging photos).
For samples, see the text included on ESS Faculty pages:
Possible Sections to include: list of collaborators, data (include links to data and visualizations), and instrumentation (Describe, and provide images if appropriate).