University of California, Riverside

Department of Earth Sciences


Research Splash

The Department of Earth Sciences offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences. Graduate education in the Geological Sciences emphasizes general geology combined with a number of specialties. The department prides itself on being collaborative and offers an interdisciplinary approach to a range of research specialties.

Below is a list of some of the research topics our department offers and associated faculty. Feel free to contact faculty members with specific questions.

Global Climate and Environmental Change

Faculty: Allen, Droser, Hughes, Love, Lyons, Minnich, Sadler

Earthquake Processes and Geophysics

Faculty: Dieterich, Funning, Ghosh, Green, Oglesby

Paleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology

Faculty: Droser, Hughes, Love, Lyons, Sadler

Active Tectonics and Tectonic Geomorphology

Faculty: Funning, Kendrick

Sedimentary Geochemistry and Organic Geochemistry

Faculty:  Love, Lyons

Neotectonics and Structural Geology

Faculty: Morton, Sadler

Petrology, Geochemistry, Geothermics

Faculty: Dobrzhinetskaya, Green, McKibben, Morton


Faculty: Hughes, Sadler

Biogeography, Landscape Ecology andConservation Biology

Faculty: Minnich, Sadler, Scott

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Earth Sciences Information

Department of Earth Sciences
Geology Building

Tel: (951) 827-3434
Fax: (951) 827-4324