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The Department of Geosciences has a long history of robust research in sedimentology & stratigraphy. With recent hires over the past decade, the Department has revinvigorated its research output in geomorphology, as well. Studies in sedimentology and stratigraphy include field studies of depositional setting, sequence stratigraphy, and physical sedimentology of clastic and carbonate systems in the Cretaceous of Big Bend National Park, Permian carbonate rocks of the Guadalupe Reef Complex, Permo-Traissic strata in the southern High Plains and adjacent New Mexico, and Paleozoic strata throughout the midcontinent, with particular emphasis on the biostratigraphy of the Silurian and Devonian.

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Research in geomorphology includes study of landscape evolution in arid and arctic environments, bed-rock river response to tectonics, and landform evolution as documented through LiDAR analysis.

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