Research

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies (EAES) has a group of dedicated faculty that work in areas that are truly global, and span the local New Jersey/New York metropolitan area to coastal New Jersey, upstate New York, Massachusetts, the southwestern United States, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, the Netherlands, Ghana, Nigeria, the Phillippines, and Antarctica. We take great pride in including our graduate and undergraduate students in our field programs and teaching them to collect and analyze their own data using state of the art instrumentation and data processing software. Our research is aided by external grants plus small internal "seed" grants from the university that support a diverse array of research topics, broadly grouped in the following foci: Geodynamics and Earth materials, Global environmental change, Urban environments, environmental policy and education, and Water pollution and water resource management.

By Geographic Region:

  • Antarctica...
  • Central & South America...
  • North America...
  • Asia...

By Discipline/Topic:

  • Earth's glacial record and long-term global change; marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, ice sheet-ocean interactions in the Antarctic and Arctic regions, mineral magnetism, paleomagnetism, terrestrial and planetary magnetism: Sandra Passchier and Stefanie Brachfeld
  • Geochemistry, contaminated sediments, riverine, estuarine and marine environmental geochemistry: Michael KrugeDibs Sarkar and Huan Feng
  • Geomorphology, hydrology, soils... URLs: Greg Pope and Josh Galster
  • GIS/Remote Sensing: Mark ChoppingDanlin Yu and Josh Galster.
  • Environmental Management, Urban Studies: Robert Taylor
  • Environmental Quality and Remediation: Dibs Sarkar
  • Geography, GIS/Spatial statistics, urban & regional studies: Danlin Yu
  • Geochemistry and Petrology of Mafic Volcanics and Mantle Xenoliths, Geology and Tectonics of the Southern Andes, Geochemistry and Petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Hudson Highlands and Newark Basin, Analytical Geochemistry: Matt Gorring