Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


Research Areas


Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Application deadline for Fall admittance is JANUARY 8 of the same year.

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Areas of Research and Study in Earth Sciences

Areas of Research & Study
Department Faculty Members involved in this research
Affiliated Faculty involved in this research
Aqueous Geochemistry
Basin Analysis  
Biogeochemical Cycles /Biogeochemistry
Biomagnetism
Climate Studies & Paleoclimatology

 

Earth Materials

 

 

Exploration Geophysics  
Geobiology
Geochemistry

 

Geochronology

 

Geo-cyberinfrastructure  
Geofluids

Geomicrobiology

 



Geomorphology

 

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Geostatistics  
Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology & Geofluids

 

Isotope Geochemistry

 

Karst Hydrogeology

 

Limnology
Metamorphic Geology
Mineral & Rock Physics
Numerical Modeling
Oceanography
Paleoecology
Paleomagnetism  
Paleontology, Geobiology
Petrology
Planetary Geology
Quaternary Geology

 

Rock & Mineral Magnetism  
Sedimentology
Seismology  
Structural Geology
Surface Processes 

 

Tectonics
Volcanology  

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*In addition to faculty and research at the Twin Cities' campus, many of the faculty members in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University's Duluth campus have graduate advising status in the Earth Sciences Department in the Twin Cities.  These faculty members can serve as members of examining, graduate thesis, and dissertation committees of students studying in the Twin Cities and some can serve as full advisors for Ph.D. students working in Duluth.  Duluth has its own Masters program, however Ph.D. candidates who wish to work with a member of the Duluth faculty must apply through the Twin Cities and meet the same requirements.  More information about the Duluth geosciences department is available on their web site: http://www.d.umn.edu/geology/.  Faculty members in Duluth who have graduate advising status in the Department of Earth Sciences, Twin Cities are

Erik Brown Steve Colman Christina Gallup John Goodge Karen Gran Vicki Hansen Tom Johnson Howard Mooers Ronald Morton John Swenson Nigel Wattrus Josef Werne