Our professors are leaders, collaborators, and mentors strongly committed to our field and to training the next generation of geoscientists.
Research within our department falls under five thematic areas.
Surface and Groundwater Resources: Planning for the Future
Hydrology, hydrogeology, ecohydrology, water quality, groundwater-surface water interactions, soils, smart watersheds, social-ecological water systems, ecosystem services, emerging contaminants, social-ecological water systems, urban watersheds, remediation
Biogeochemical Cycles in the Anthropocene
Elemental cycling, nutrients, nutrient limitation, eutrophication, chemical and isotopic tracers, hydro(geo)chemistry, greenhouse gases, environmental legacies, reactive interfaces, geomicrobiology, global typologies, modeling, big data, open data
Geosciences for Responsible Exploration and Development of Natural Resources
Mineral and energy resources, mining waste management, oils sands, source rock characterization, geochemical and geological engineering, reactive transport modeling, remediation, ecological footprints
Earth Processes and Evolution
Tectonic-climate interactions, paleoenvironmental change, proxies, coupled biosphere-geosphere evolution, non-traditional isotopes, early earth, crustal processes and mineral deposits, glaciations, land use change, Great Lakes
Geohazards, Risks and Prevention
Landslides, volcanoes, near-surface processes, resource extraction, hydrological extremes, climate change, contaminant legacies, groundwater contaminants, water security, health impacts