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Earth Sciences Research

To study the materials and forces that shape our planet, the department offers research programs that span the earth sciences.

Earth Sciences Research

Earth Science Faculty – Primary Research Areas

Carli Arendt – Climate Science, Geochemistry, Hydrology and Water Resources

Del Bohnenstiehl – Structural Geology and Tectonics, Volcanic and Magmatic Systems, Marine and Coastal Geology

Curtis Congreve – Earth System History, Geoscience Education

Maggie Ellis Curry – Structural Geology and Tectonics, Geomorphology, Earth System History

Catherine Davis – Climate Science, Marine and Coastal Geology, Earth System History, Sedimentology 

Lisa Falk – Geoscience Education, Volcanic and Magmatic Systems

David Genereux – Hydrology and Water Resources, Geochemistry

Peter Harries – Earth System History

Ethan Hyland – Earth System History, Sedimentology, Geochemistry

Lonnie Leithold – Earth System History, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Quaternary Geology

Paul Liu – Marine and Coastal Geology, Sedimentology, Climate Science

David McConnell – Geoscience Education

Helena Mitasova – Geomorphology, Marine and Coastal Geology, Quaternary Geology

Chris OsburnGeochemistry, Hydrology and Water Resources, Marine and Coastal Geology

Lewis Owen – Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Structural Geology and Tectonics

Arianna Soldati – Volcanic and Magmatic Systems, Geomorphology

Carrie Thomas – Geoscience Education, Marine and Coastal Geology, Geochemistry

Karl Wegmann – Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Natural Hazards

Emeritus Earth Science Faculty – Primary Research Areas

Bill Showers Hydrology and Water Resources, Geochemistry

Skip Stoddard Volcanic and Magmatic Systems, Structural Geology and Tectonics

Related Research Centers:
NC Natural History Museum
The Science House
The Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST)
Center for Geospatial Analytics