Research Focus Areas

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The Environment
In the context of the geosciences, the environment integrates biotic and abiotic aspects of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
Geodynamics and Tectonics
This group examines geodynamic processes of the Earth, primarily focused on the generation and deformation of the lithosphere, including fundamental questions regarding the structure of our planet and the dynamics of crustal plates and fragments.
Education and Cognition
This group examines how people perceive and understand the Earth and its evolutionary history.