The department has a long history of applied research in economic geology, which emphasizes the application of general geological and geochemical principles to the understanding and exploration of ore…

Research in Geophysics at the University of Georgia specializes in the use of varied imaging techniques to deduce the structure of the crust and upper mantle. Rob Hawman uses seismograph arrays to investigate the structure of the crust and uppermost mantle; recent…

Research in sedimentary geology at the University of Georgia emphasizes the sedimentology, diagenesis, and stratigraphy of modern and ancient carbonate systems. Bruce Railsback’s research seeks to recover records of paleoenvironmental change from carbonate materials…

Research in Structural Geology and Tectonics at the University of Georgia focuses on orogenesis (mountain-building) at active continental margins and on the dispersal pathways of tectonic terranes due to plate tectonics. Jim Wright’s research interests center around…

The Environmental Geosciences group maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus and is closely linked to scholars in related fields throughout the University of Georgia. Active research programs include Hydrogeology, Environmental Geochemistry, and Environmental…

Research in Geoarchaeology at the University of Georgia involves many specialty areas of Earth Science – from sedimentology to shallow geophysics. Erv Garrison’s research includes the study of coastal and marine prehistoric archaeological sites and the reconstruction…

Members of the Geochemistry research group at the University of Georgia share an interest in using the distinctive crystallochemical and geochemical behaviors of major and trace elements, and their stable and radiogenic isotopes, as probes into a wide variety of…

Research in paleobiology at the University of Georgia specializes in paleoecology and taphonomy, particularly for protists and marine invertebrates, in settings ranging in age from the lower Paleozoic to the Holocene. Susan Goldstein’s research focuses on the biology…

Research in petrology at the University of Georgia centers on the compositional evolution of the crust and upper mantle. Alberto Patiño-Douce is interested in the origin and evolution of the Earth’s continents, which he studies through a combination of high-pressure…