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Surface Processes, Sedimentary Basins, & Paleobiology

The surface of the Earth is the interface between the solid outer shell of the planet and its fluid cover. As such, there are many interactions that occur there which are of critical importance to human kind. At Cornell, we emphasize the links between sedimentary processes and the biosphere, lessons that can be learned from the fossil record about the capacity of the biosphere to adapt to ongoing environmental change, chemical exchanges that are mediated by life, solving the problems of sustainable energy supply, as well as links between surface deformation, topography, and climate.

Surface Processes, Sedimentary Basins, & Paleobiology Website

Research Area Faculty

  Name Department Contact
jlc34.jpg Cisne, John Luther
Emeritus
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1140 Snee Hall
607 255-3698
mp337.jpg Pritchard, Matthew Earl
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 3124 Snee Hall
607 255-4870
sjr4_eng.jpg Riha, Susan J.
Charles L. Pack Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1110 Bradfield Hall
607 255-1729

Research Area Field Faculty

  Name Department Contact
jlc34.jpg Cisne, John Luther
Emeritus
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1140 Snee Hall
607 255-3698
mp337.jpg Pritchard, Matthew Earl
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 3124 Snee Hall
607 255-4870
sjr4_eng.jpg Riha, Susan J.
Charles L. Pack Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1110 Bradfield Hall
607 255-1729