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Ganapathy Shanmugam admonishes scientists against deep-sea groupthink

Geological Sciences Department

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Geological Sciences

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow--whether they're uncovering fossils in Africa or Cincinnati, pursuing careers in energy all over the world, or solving environmental issues of the future such as water quality.

Glyptorthis, one of the species of brachiopods studied. Image: David Wright.

Deep Time

Geological Sciences researchers at Ohio University study fossils and much more.

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Geology researchers at Ohio University study various energy resources.

Rodinia, a supercontinent whose breakup might have led to the assembly of Gondwana and Pannotia.


Researchers tell Earth’s radical story of birth and destruction through supercontinents.

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Water collected from the headwaters above the doser (far right). The orange water is from the sacrifice zone, followed by clear water 11 to 12 miles downstream.


Researchers at Ohio University study restoring biology in acid mine drainage streams.