For more information contact
Director of Graduate Studies
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Environmental Hall, Room 5118
9 Circuit Drive (Box 90328)
Durham, NC 27708-0328
General InformationDegree offered:
The Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences offers research opportunities in three broad areas of geoscience: biogeosciences, oceans and climate, and earth resources.
- Biogeosciences in EOS focuses on the interactions between life, water, and landscapes including coastal ecomorphodynamics and remote sensing, watershed ecohydrology, and landscape evolution including that of coupled human-landscape systems.
- Oceans and climate research in EOS includes ocean circulation, atmospheric dynamics, paleoclimatic/paleoenvironment reconstruction, marine biogeochemistry, and ocean/atmosphere interactions, particularly as they relate to global climate change.
- Research in earth resources in EOS address the geologic formation and human use of mineral, energy, water, and land resources including mineral formation, life-cycle analysis, energy consumption/emissions, water quality as it relates to human health, and the role of technology in the Anthropocene.