IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

Research Themes

4. Earth history

Image of 'Earth history.'Four and a half billion years have elapsed since the formation of the Earth and in that vast amount of time, geologic and biologic forces have wrought an ever-changing landscape of shifting continents, changing climates, and species that emerge, evolve, and become extinct. This is the domain of Earth history, and its investigators use the record provided by rocks, seafloor sediments, isotopes, fossils, and the genes inherited by living organisms to unravel events in the past and the mechanisms by which they occured. Research specializations represented in GG include Quaternary studies, biogeochemical cycles and climate change, isotope geochemistry, paleontology, sedimentology, paleoceanography, and evolutionary biology..

 

Research Themes

  1. Composition and dynamics of Earth’s deep interior
  2. Formation, motion and recycling of Earth’s crust (the rock cycle)
  3. Earth’s surface: water, sediments, and life
  4. Earth history
  5. Earth hazards, resources and sustainability
  6. The Solar System

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