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 Appalachian Geology: Regional tectonics of the Appalachian orogen, structural and metamorphic evolution of accreted terranes, igneous petrology and petrochemistry. Prof. Ron Fodor

Geochemistry: Marine geochemistry, organic geochemistry, petrochemistry of basalts and ultramafic rocks, radio-isotope and stable isotope geochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry. Profs. Ron Fodor, Bill Showers, Neal Blair, Dave DeMaster, Carrie Thomas

Geomorphology and Surficial Processes: Field, laboratory and computational studies of sediment transport processes in rivers; beach morphology and nearshore sediment transport; granular flows, avalanches and debris flows. Models for watershed and landscape evolution and complex systems. Profs. Lonnie Leithold, Paul Liu, Helena Mitasova

Hydrogeology: Groundwater flow and exchange with surface water (rivers, lakes, canals, wetlands), chemical transport and tracers, watershed studies; Profs. David Genereux, Bill Showers

Sedimentary Geology: Coal geology, coastal and continental margin processes and stratigraphy, facies modeling, seismic sequence stratigraphy, lithostratigraphy and basin evolution, micro-paleontology, paleoclimatology, sea-level cyclicity. Profs. Dave DeMaster, Paul Liu, Neal Blair, Lonnie Leithold.

Seismotectonics: Fault growth and scaling; space-time patterns of earthquake production; volcanic, tectonic and hydrothermal seismicity. Prof. Del Bohnenstiehl.

Worldwide River Deltas: Deposition, evolution and biogeochemistry. Profs. Paul Liu, Dave DeMaster, Neal Blair, Lonnie Leithold

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