Earth & Environmental Sciences Research

Below are general categories of research conducted in our department. Many research groups use interdisciplinary approaches and/or conduct research on multiple topics, so they are linked to more than one research category. For each of these research themes, we provide a brief description and then provide more detailed information about subfields and researchers, with links to the associated research groups.

Studies within Minnesota

Minnesota is where we live. Several faculty members in our department conduct vital research within the State of Minnesota, very often in collaboration with the Minnesota Geological Survey (a research & service arm of the School whose purpose is to investigate the geology of Minnesota).