Faculty of Science

Earth Sciences

earth science

Earth Sciences (Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Geoscience) is the study of the history, structure and dynamics of planet Earth. Studies in Earth Sciences include: the origin of the Earth and its evolution; the nature of minerals and rocks; volcanoes and earthquakes; the origin of the oceans, atmosphere and changing climate; the origin and evolution of life; plate tectonics and the drift of the continents; the creation of mineral, oil and gas deposits and methods of exploration; the movement of groundwater and contaminants.

Department Homepage: http://www.uwo.ca/earth/index.html

Gerhard Pratt
Department Chair
519-661-2111 Ext. 86690
BGS 1045

Marie Schell mschell@uwo.ca
Administrative Officer

Department of Earth Sciences
Western University
Biology & Geological Sciences Bldg Room 1026
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Phone: (519) 661-3187
Fax: (519) 661-3198
E-mail: earth-sc@uwo.ca