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Geological Sciences Faculty Research Areas

Katherine Fornash

Petrology and Geochemistry

  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Convergent Margin Tectonics

Dan Hembree


  • Continental ichnofossils
  • Paleosols
  • Pre-Quaternary soil ecosystems
  • Neoichnology

Eung Seok Lee


  • Contaminant hydrogeology
  • Environmental isotope hydrology
  • Carbonate-rock hydrogeology

Dina López


  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Geochemistry of hydrothermal systems
  • Fluid flow and heat transfer
  • Volcanic soil degassing
  • Acid mine drainage (AMD)

Keith Milam

Planetary Geology

  • Geology of Mars
  • Impact Cratering
  • Remote Sensing

Gregory S. Springer

Fluvial and Karst Geomorphology

  • Paleoclimate
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Paleoflood hydrology
  • Geomorphic response to climate change
  • Bedrock rivers and erosion

Alycia L. Stigall


  • Macroevolution, speciation, and invasive species
  • Quantitative paleobiogeography
  • Phylogenetic systematics of brachiopods and crustaceans
  • Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis
  • Late Ordovician Richmondian Invasion
  • Jurassic lakes of Gondwana

Research Areas by Topic

Environmental Geology

Petrology, mineralogy, and tectonics

Sedimentary and paleontology