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Faculty Research Interests


A list of the variety of research interests of the 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
Desloges, J.R.   fluvial geomorphology, glaciolacustrine sedimentation, paleohydrology
Diamond, Miriam L.   Environmental contaminant fate and exposure
Dittrich, Maria   Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology
Finkelstein, Sarah   Paleoecology, paleoclimatology
Gregory, Dan   Hydrothermal ore systems
Halfar Jochen   Paleoclimatology, geobiology
Hamilton, Mike   Geochronology
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
Kamo, Sandra   radio-isotopic dating (geochronology), Earth’s geologic evolution through time
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
Wells, Mathew   planetary fluid dynamics
Wortmann, Uli   Marine Geology, paleoceanography,carbon and sulfur cycling, geomicrobiology
Emeritus Faculty   Research
Anderson, Greg   Geochemistry, thermodynamics
Bailey, Richard   Geophysics and tectonics
Davis, D.   U-Pb geochronology, meteorite geochemistry
Eyles, Nick   Glacial geology
Gittins, John   Igneous petrology, carbonatites
Ferris, Grant   Microbial geochemistry
Halls, Henry   Paleomagnetism, tectonics
Miall, Andrew   Basin analysis, stratigraphy, sedimentology
Milkereit, Bernd   Exploration Geophysics
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