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Research Focus Areas

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The Environment

In the context of the geosciences, the environment integrates biotic and abiotic aspects of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.

Geochemistry and Geophysics

Solid Earth geochemistry and geophysics research addresses fundamental questions regarding the evolution of the Earth and the formation of geologic structures we observe today.

Education and Cognition

This group examines how people perceive and understand the Earth and its evolutionary history.


Interim Department Chair:
Dr. Jeffrey Freymueller
  (517) 355-4626

Department Office:
 Natural Science Bldg
288 Farm Lane, Rm 207
East Lansing, MI 48824
  (517) 355-4626
  (517) 353-8787