Research

Research in the Department of Geosciences is wide-ranging, dealing with the formation and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks, with sedimentary systems from transport to deposition to preservation and interpretation, with the history of life as preserved in the fossil record, with tectonic deformation and the geophysical methods to characterize these systems, and with the hydrology of Earth’s freshwater resources including ground water, lakes, wetlands, rivers and ice, and their interactions.

The department has numerous state-of-the-art pieces of lab equipment that allow both faculty and students the opportunity to conduct their research.

Geosciences Research Groups (pdf's):

Geophysics

Hard Rock

Hydrogeology

Paleontology

Sed & Surface

Faculty involved with the various fields of inquiry are listed below. Click on their names for more information:

Geophysics

Hydrology

Mineralogy/Petrology

Paleobiology

Paleomagnetism

Quaternary Geology

Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Seismology

Structural Geology

Volcanology