In the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota, there are a number of exciting research activities in ocean and lake sciences. They include physical chemistry and microbiology of the deep sea vent systems, high precision uranium-thorium and stable isotope measurements on marine and lacustrine carbonates, and numerical modeling of the global ocean and a Laurentian great lake. These activities help us better understand elemental cycling, life in extreme environments, past and present climate change, and human influences. For students interested in ocean and lake sciences, our department provides access to a diverse array of analytical and computational facilities. Our department also offers a variety of courses, which examine oceans and lakes from different points of view and time scales.
Listed below are faculty engaged in ocean and lake sciences in the Department of Earth Sciences:
Listed below are affiliate research facilities and units, which also engage in ocean and lake sciences:
Please visit the linked webpages or contact anyone listed for more information.