The Department's programs include research activities in many interdisciplinary areas that can be broadly described in terms of their principal fields of study listed below with the names of faculty engaged in each. Each field of research links to pages describing these areas that are also available as downloadable brochures (as pdf files). Faculty names link to their departmental web pages. Many of the research topic areas include lists of recent publications. A complete list of publications for the department is also available. Download a 2014-15 copy of the Department brochure (click on image)
The Stable Isotope Research Facility (SIRF) in the Department of Geological Sciences houses four isotope ratio mass spectrometers dedicated to analysis of H, C, N, O, and S. Housed in MSBII.
Various thematic research projects are also represented by well-funded programs within the Department, including the following: