Researchers in Earth Sciences explore the origin of the Earth, its history, its evolution, its minerals and its fossils. They study the Earth's crust and everything associated with it, from glaciers to coral reefs, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, and from mountains to oceans.
They also help locate natural resources, such as underground water, oil, natural gas, diamonds, gold and base metals like nickel, and develop environmentally responsible extraction techniques.
Earth Sciences provide a broad spectrum of research opportunities. Research interests among the staff include physical sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics, archean geodynamics, rock magnetics, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimate, igneous petrology, environmental geomicrobiology, geochemistry and mineral deposits, mineralogy of plutonic rocks, isotope and environmental geochemistry.