Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Earth Sciences Research

The quality and diversity of the Department's research activities continue to distinguish Earth Science within the University, within Canada, and internationally. Our Department has excelled in attracting NSERC and CFI funding for research projects at all scales. Our researchers are involved in several large multidisciplinary initiatives including the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, the Biotron facility, and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, as well as our own internal world-class Research Facilities.

Departmental research is organized into four broad themes, outlined below. These themes capture the wide range of research activities across the faculty; they wide-ranging and are not mutually exclusive. All faculty have research interests that cross these boundaries, and the mutual cross-fertilization that occurs is a reflection of the strength we derive from our broad base.

Research Topics