Geosciences Research Overview
Geosciences Department research strengths span a wide range of depths and scales, and include fieldwork and studies from the local Colorado Front Range to Antarctica. Broad topics of study include fluvial geomorphology; energy geosciences, economic geology, structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentology, tectonics, mineralogy, hydrogeology, and geophysics.
Faculty and staff research involves research opportunities at all levels, from undergraduates to postdoctoral scholars. Present research interests of the faculty can be broadly characterized into the following categories.
PETROLOGY, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, AND TECTONICS
GEOPHYSICS, GEODYNAMICS, AND SEISMOLOGY