Faculty

Name Area
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Taphonomy, Quantitative Stratigraphic Methods, Paleobiology.
(Department Chair) Paleontology, Faunal Analysis, Paleoecology, Biostratigraphy, Mass Extinctions, Quaternary Mammals.
Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science, Geobiology
Planetary potential fields (magnetic field, gravity field), Near-surface geophysics.
(Graduate Coordinator) Engineering and Environmental Geology; Tectonics; Paleomagnetism; Cosmogenic Radionuclide Geochronology.
Mantle melting and volcanic plumbing systems; mineral-melt equilibria, with applications to barometry and thermometry of igneous processes.
Paleoceanography, global biogeochemical cycles, micropaleontology (foraminifera). 
Quaternary environments; Palynology; Packrat midden analysis; Isotope paleoecology.
Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Metamorphic Petrology, Engineering and Environmental Geology.
Surface and subsurface hydrology, contaminant hydrogeology, water resources and irrigation engineering, watershed modeling, GIS.
Fluvial and Deltaic Quaternary Geology, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Soil Formation, and Optical Luminescence Geochronology.