Research

ocean samplingResearch within the School of Earth and Climate Sciences covers fields as diverse as glaciology, sedimentology, plate tectonics, paleoclimatology, structural geology, glacial geology, sea-level change, hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy and marine geology. With funding from federal, state and private agencies we seek answers to fundamental questions about Earth’s past, present, and future. Successful research depends partly on graduate and undergraduate students who become involved in projects, and we encourage interested students to contact us! Our research falls into the four thematic areas below.