Research | Geology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

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Research Areas in the Department

We have developed research expertise in a number of areas. We work closely with our graduate students and colleagues both here at SIU and at other institutions across the country and the world. In addition, many of our groups involve undergraduates in their research programs.

We have excellent research facilities both within the department and across campus.

Areas: Isotope biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, biogeochemical systems, astrobiology
People: Anderson, Lefticariu, Rimmer
Groups: Isotope Group

Earth Surface Processes
Areas: Hydrogeology, geomorphology, Quaternary geology, environmental geosciences
People: Esling, Ishman, Anderson, Lefticariu, Devera
Groups: Anthropogene Working Group

Energy and Minerals Resources
Areas: Coal, petroleum, and mineral resources
People: Rimmer, Fifarek, Anderson, Esling, Lefticariu, Potter-McIntyre
Groups: Coal Research Group

Geophysics and Tectonics
Areas: Structural geology, seismology, Plate-boundary processes, rock magnetism
People: Conder, Sexton
Groups: Rock Magnetism Group, Seismology Group

Areas: Paleontology, paleoecology, climate change, paleoclimatogy
People: Ishman Devera

Planetary Geology
Areas: Geochemistry, meteorite petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology
People: Lefticariu, Potter-McIntyre

Sedimentary Systems
Areas: Sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis
People:  Devera, Rimmer, Potter-McIntyre