University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

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 and Researchers: Barth, Dieterich, Dinger, Douilly, Ford, Funning, Ghosh,

Kyriakopoulos, Oglesby

Paleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology
Faculty: Droser, Fogel, Hughes, Love, Lyons, Sadler

Active Tectonics
Faculty and Researchers: Funning, Kyriakopoulos

Sedimentary Geochemistry and Organic Geochemistry
Faculty:  Love, Lyons

Neotectonics and Structural Geology
Faculty: Barth, Morton, Sadler

Petrology, Geochemistry, Geothermics
Faculty: Brounce, Dobrzhinetskaya, McKibben, Morton

Faculty: Hughes, Sadler

Biogeography, Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology
Faculty: Minnich, Sadler, Scott

Faculty: Bekker, Droser, Fogel, Love, Lyons, Ridgwell

Exoplanets and Planetary Science
Faculty: Kane, Lyons

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Earth Sciences Information

Department of Earth Sciences
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Tel: (951) 827-3182
Fax: (951) 827-4324