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.

When conducting research in lab spaces it is important to know the safety protocols, information which can be found on the Safety Manuals & Resources page.

Disciplines/Topics

  • 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
  • Environmental Management, Urban Studies
    Robert Taylor
  • Geochemistry and Petrology of Mafic Volcanics, Mantle Xenoliths and igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Hudson Highlands and Newark Basin, Geology and Tectonics of the Southern Andes, Analytical Geochemistry
    Matt Gorring
  • Geochemistry, contaminated sediments, riverine, estuarine and marine environmental geochemistry
    Michael Kruge and Huan Feng
  • Geography, GIS/Spatial statistics, urban & regional studies
    Danlin Yu
  • Geomorphology, hydrology, soils
    Greg Pope and Josh Galster
  • GIS/Remote Sensing
    Mark ChoppingDanlin Yu and Josh Galster.
  • Hydrogeology, Groundwater Modeling
    Duke Ophori