Earth Sciences is the science of the planet Earth. We seek to understand the Earth's internal structure and composition; its dynamic character (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics); the processes that occur within it; the processes that shape its surface and the materials that constitute its surface layers; the origin, occurrence, extraction and conservation of the Earth's natural resources (minerals, fossil fuels, soils, and water); the place of the Earth within the Solar System, and the history of life on Earth.
Western's Department of Earth Sciences is a close-knit and dynamic department combining cutting edge academic and applied research with strong mentorship and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our graduates can be found in industry, academia and government across Canada and around the world. Come see us in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building to see what Earth Sciences has to offer.
Feb. 17: Patrick Shepherd's M.Sc. thesis Chromite Crystal Structure and Chemistry applied as an Exploration Tool has been published in the online thesis repository.
Feb. 12: Emrah Yenier's Ph.D. thesis Regionally-Adjustable Generic Ground-Motion Prediction Equation has been published in the online thesis repository.
Dec. 31: Andrea Prentice's Ph.D. thesis The Effects of Dissolution on the Silicon and Oxygen Isotope Compositions of Silica Phytoliths has been published in the online thesis repository.
Dec. 31: Bahareh Kasmai's M.Sc. thesis Morphological and Structural Mapping of the Oudemans Impact Crater Layered Central Uplift, Mars has been published in the online thesis repository.