• Sedimentary Geology & Paleontology

    Sediments, sedimentary rocks, and their fossil contents provide a record of how the Earth’s surficial processes have evolved over the past ~4 billion years.

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  • Climate & Surface Processes

    The climate and earth surface processes researchers at UNLV study interactions between water, rock, atmosphere, and soils, that are affected by, affect, and record the global climate. These researchers use techniques such as stable isotopes, trace elements, microbiology, and geo- and soil chemistry to better understand processes at the earth’s surface.

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  • Hydrological & Environmental Science

    Hydrological and environmental research at UNLV is balanced between field, laboratory, and numerical studies. Investigations range in scale from continental hydrology, to fundamental flow processes within individual pores and fractures.

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  • Geoarcheology

    Geoarchaeology applies the concepts and methods of the geosciences to archaeological problems.  At UNLV, a state-of-the art cryptotephra lab supports archaeological research as part of an international effort to understand the evolution of early modern humans in southern Africa and Europe.

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