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Daniel, C.G., and Pyle J.M., 2006, Monazite-xenotime thermo-chronometry and Al2SiO5 reaction textures in the Picuris Range, northern New Mexico: new evidence for a 1450-1400 Ma orogenic event: Journal of Petrology, 47(1), p.97- 118 doi:10.1093 / petrology / egi069.
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Kirby, C.S., McInerney, B., Turner, M.D., 2008, Groundtruthing and Potential for Predicting Acid Deposition Impacts in Headwater Streams Using Bedrock Geology, GIS, Angling, and Stream Chemistry: Science of the Total Environment, v. 393, p. 249-261.
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Number of full-time faculty: 7
Average number of majors per class year: 6
B.S. Southwest Missouri State; M.S. New Mexico; Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Teaching: mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, physical and historical geology. Research: Formation and tectonic evolution of continents and mountain belts, interactions between metamorphic and deformational processes.
Mary Beth Gray
B.A., B.S. Bucknell; M.A. Bryn Mawr; Ph.D. Rochester
Teaching: structural geology, tectonics, engineering geology, environmental geology, geophysics. Research: fold and thrust belts, progressive deformation, extensional deformation, fault zones.
Ellen K. Herman
B.S. College of William & Mary; M.S., Ph.D. Penn State
Teaching: hydrogeology, environmental geology and physical geology. Research: karst hydrology, hydrogeology, sediment transport and mathematical modeling.
B.S. Bucknell; M.S., Ph.D. Brown
Teaching: introductory geology, environmental and engineering geophysics, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental GIS. Research: noninvasive monitoring of subsurface hydrology in unsaturated zone and comparison to hydro-dynamic models of unsaturated zone flow, applying geophysical methods to differentiate between debris fans and pediments along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, applying signal processing techniques to remotely sensed data to explore vegetation phenology using GIS software, seismic refraction for bedrock delineation and development of paleo-flow characteristics, evaluating current technologies used to locate buried infrastructure and using geophysical methods to investigate environmental sites and direct invasive activities.
B.A. North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Teaching: introductory and environmental geology, introductory geochemistry. Research: basic and applied aqueous and environmental geochemistry, acid mine drainage and treatment, acid precipitation.
B.A. Franklin & Marshall; M.S. Southern Illinois at Carbondale; Ph.D. Texas at Austin
Teaching: geomorphology, environmental geology, geologic hazards, hydrogeology, planetary geology. Research: fluvial geomorphology, floods, paleohydrology, hillslopes, periglacial processes, environmental geology, coastal geomorphology, planetary geomorphology, stream restoration, impact of land use in stream channels.
B.S. Rochester; M.S., Ph.D. Purdue.
Teaching: sedimentology, paleontology, historical geology, past and present global change, mass extinctions and the current biodiversity crisis. Research: Application of field, sedimentologic, geochronologic, paleontologic, petrologic, geochemical and paleomagnetic data to the evolution of sedimentary basins and the tectonic development of the North American Cordillera; paleo-environments, provenance and stratigraphy of sedimentary strata in Alaska, Arizona and Pennsylvania.
GEOL 110, a summer travel course, begins in 2009. The course is intended for non-science majors focusing on active tectonics and geohazards; arctic processes, environments and global change; and conserving environmental frontiers.
Extended travel courses include a week-long Spring Break trip to study exceptional geological features. Recent destinations included Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Northern New York, Virginia and North Carolina.
Applied Environmental Geomorphology
Energy and Natural Resources
Evolution of the Earth
Global Change – Past and Present
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Physical Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Senior Program I and II
Special Topics in Geology
Watershed Systems Science
When Rocks Attack
Many geology students take advantage of study-abroad opportunities in such places as England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.