The Geology and Geophysics group (G&G) in CEOAS emphasizes five themes, described below. G&G scientists work actively with researchers in other disciplines in the college, as well as with many national and international colleagues. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the G&G area are offered in either Geology or OEAS, see below. Undergraduate degrees are through the Earth Sciences major in either the Geology or Earth System Science options.
Sherman Bloomer Ed Brook Michael Campana Anders Carlson Peter Clark Patrick Corcoran Shanaka (Shan) de Silva John Dilles Robert Duncan Gary Egbert Chris Goldfinger David Graham Anita Grunder Roy Haggerty Merrick Haller Robert Harris Robert Holman Todd Jarvis Anna Kelbert Randy Keller Adam Kent Eric Kirby Gary Klinkhammer Anthony Koppers Stephen Lancaster Mitchell Lyle Jennifer McKay Andrew Meigs Alan Mix John Nabelek Roger Nielsen Tuba Ozkan-Haller Peter Ruggiero Adam Schultz Alyssa Shiel Joseph Stoner Frank Tepley Anne Trehu Paul Vincent Rob Wheatcroft Kaplan Yalcin Rebecca Yalcin
John Byrne G. Brent Dalrymple Robert Duncan Robert Holman George Keller Gary Klinkhammer Paul Komar LaVerne Kulm Robert Lawrence Shaul Levi Alan Niem Keith Oles Nicklas Pisias William Taubeneck Edward Taylor Robert Yeats
Cigdem Akan Christo Buizert Maziet Cheseby Bobbi Conard Svetlana Erofeeva Brady Fry Robert Hatfield Michael Kalk Sarah Lewis Kyle McDonald Dan Miggins Saeed Moghimi Ann Morey (Ross) J. Chris Moser Jesse Muratli Sebastian Orrego Rachael Rhodes Christopher Romsos Cynthia Sellinger John Stanley Ashley Streig Paul Walczak Mysti Weber Jeff Wood Leah Ziegler
Musead Alharbi Anson Antriasian Andrea Balbas Aaron Barth Jeffrey Beeson Nicholas (Nilo) Bill Esteban Bowles-Martinez Richard Bradshaw Federico Cernuschi Na Hyung Choi Nicholas Cohn Josh Cuzzone Alexander de Moor Jennifer DiGiulio Melissa Drignon Jon Edwards Frederick Freudenberger Steve Galer Yann Gavillot Paria Ghorbani Maria Gibson Eduardo Guerrero Zeqiu Guo Robert Hairston-Porter Bridget Hass Daniel Heaton Laura Hempel Jeremy Hoffman Yanpu Hu Michael Hutchinson Curtis Johnson Christopher Kenyon Kevin Konrad Vaclav Kuna James Lee Allan Lerner James (Andy) Menking Nicole Moore Adonara Mucek Benjamin Murphy Bethany Murphy E. Neely Christopher Older Nansen Olson Bradley Pitcher Brendan Reilly Evan Riddle Joanna Rose Kelly Rose Jon Sanfilippo Henri Sanville Birat Sapkota Susan Schnur Michael Sepp Katherine Serafin Gaylen Sinclair John Trimble Elinor Utevsky Nan Wang Jack Zunka
Research centers on the interplay of magmatic, volcanic and ore-forming processes in all tectonic environments found on Earth, such as rift zones and spreading centers, continental and oceanic subduction zones, and mantle hotspots. It covers a range of topics including mantle melting, continental magmatism and volcanism, volcanic gases, ore deposits, and planetary volcanism. This research involves a substantial geochemical component supported by several laboratory facilities, plus quantitative modeling of petrologic, volcanic and geodynamic processes.
Research emphasizes the ice ages as a natural laboratory for understanding climate change. Recent projects include factors causing changes in global ocean circulation and the global carbon cycle, documenting the role oceans play in long-term climate changes, the role that unstable tropical climates play in triggering global climate effects, and analyzing patterns of large-scale climate change.
Research focuses on the study of active submarine faults in convergent and strike-slip settings, which leads to models that provide understanding of how deformation interacts with subduction. Active tectonics, structural geology, and tectonics research spans tectonic geomorphology, earthquake geology, subduction zone dynamics, extensional tectonics, and continental collisional orogenic belt development.
This group studies the nearshore, the narrow edge of the ocean where ocean hazards intersect with human population and coastal ecosystems. The problem is strongly interdisciplinary, including the fluid dynamics of nearshore waves and currents as they propagate onto sedimentary coastlines, the erosive response of the coasts to those forces, and the familiar coastal morphologies that result from these interactions.
Research encompasses fluvial and coastal geomorphology, hydrology, and biogeochemistry. Along with the broader community of hydrologists , biogeochemists, and geomorphologists at OSU, this group works to understand the movement and residence times of sediment, water, carbon, and nutrients in terrestrial and near-shore environments.
The Earth Sciences Undergraduate Program in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is among the nation's premier earth science undergraduate programs, serving students with a broad range of interests and career aspirations. The program engages both science and society in critical issues facing the region, the nation, and the world. The Earth Sciences undergraduate degree offers three options: Geology, Geography, and Earth Systems.
The College offers other graduate and undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates (see Catalog College Overview). Some courses, undergraduate minors, and certificates are offered online to distance learners in partnership with Oregon State University Extended Campus. For a full listing of distance education courses see OSU Extended Campus. Faculty members at the College support paid summer research internships through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.