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Faculty Research Interests


The research areas listed on the menu to the left are general areas of study in Earth Sciences for the School of Graduate Studies. Click the link to an area to view more details and the names of the professors who work in that research area.

Below is a more extensive list of the variety of research conducted by professors in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Faculty Member   Research 
Anderson, Melissa   Ore deposits, marine geology
Bennett, Neil   Experimental Petrology, High P and T Geochemistry
Bergquist, Bridget   Metal geochemistry
Bollmann, Jörg   Paleoceanography, geobiology, paleoecology
Caron, J-B   Paleobiology, paleoecology.
Chu, Xu   Metamorphic and experimental petrology
Cowling, S.   Global carbon cycle
Davis, D.   Geochronology
Desloges, J.R.   fluvial geomorphology, glaciolacustrine sedimentation, paleohydrology
Diamond, Miriam L.   Environmental contaminant fate and exposure
Dittrich, Maria   Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
Eyles, Nick   Glacial geology
Ferris, Grant   Microbial geochemistry
Finkelstein, Sarah   Paleoecology, paleoclimatology
Gorton , Mike   Igneous geochemistry
Gregory, Dan   Hydrothermal ore systems
Halfar Jochen   Paleoclimatology, geobiology
Head, Martin   Marine palynology, paleoceanography
Henderson, Grant   Amorphous materials, high T and P geochemistry
Heron, Phil   Plate tectonics, supercontinent formation and dispersal, numerical modelling, mantle lithosphere dynamics
Howard, Ken   Hydrogeology, water resources
Laflamme, Marc   Paleontology, sedimentology, taphonomy, fossil, ediacara
Liu Qinya   Seismology, Geophysics
Lui, Semechah   Seismology and Earthquake Physics
Lowman, Julian   Mantle dynamics, numerical modelling
Pysklywec, Russ   Geodynamics and tectonics
Schoenbohm, Lindsay   Neotectonics and landscape evolution
Sherwood Lollar, Barbara   Stable isotope geochemistry
Simpson, Myrna   Environmental organic geochemistry
Sio, Corliss Kin I   Isotope geochemistry and experimental petrology
Swidinsky Andrei    Exploration Geophysics
Tait, Kim   Mineralogy, crystallography, meteoritics
Wortmann, Uli   Marine Geology, paleoceanography,carbon and sulfur cycling, geomicrobiology
Emeritus Faculty   Research
Anderson, Greg   Geochemistry, thermodynamics
Bailey, Richard   Geophysics and tectonics
Gittins, John   Igneous petrology, carbonatites
Halls, Henry   Paleomagnetism, tectonics
Miall, Andrew   Basin analysis, stratigraphy, sedimentology
John (Jock) McAndrews   Quaternary biostratigraphy/climate, Palynology 31:9-18
Milkereit, Bernd   Exploration Geophysics
Norris, Geoff   Palynology
Robin, Pierre   Structural and metamorphic geology, geodynamics, numerical methods in geology
Schwerdtner, Fried   Structural geology, shield terrains
Spooner, Ed   Fluid geochemistry, ore deposits
Schulze, Dan   Upper mantle petrology, diamonds
von Bitter, Peter   Invertebrate paleontology
Westgate, John   Tephrochronolgy
Young, Paul   Seismology and rock mechanics