Earth Resources & Resilience

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As a society, we must be able to find and efficiently use natural resources and safeguard those resources for future generations. Our students and faculty conduct fundamental and applied research to further these goals in study areas including improved hydrocarbon exploration and extraction methods, natural hazard assessment and mitigation, water scarcity and contamination, and human-Earth system interactions.

Faculty

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Benchun Duan

Earthquake source physics, computational seismology, geomechanics

Mark Everett

Mark Everett

Near-surface Applied Geophysics

Nick Perez

Nick Perez

Tectonics, basin dynamics, fold-thrust belts, continental rifts

Mike Pope

Michael Pope

Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, carbonate, siliciclastic

Bobby Reece

Bobby Reece

Marine geophysics, marine sedimentary systems, oceanic crust

Julia Reece

Julia Reece

Sedimentology, Sediment Mechanics

Eric Riggs

Eric Riggs

Teaching, learning and cognition in the geosciences

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Hongbin Zhan

Groundwater hydrology, flow and transport in geological formations

Centers & Labs

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Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems

The Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems integrates geosciences, engineering and other disciplines to collaborate with industry and others to advance research and education in petroleum studies.