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Colgate Geology Research

Geologic research at Colgate explores a wide range of topics at locations around the world.
Research carried out by Colgate geology faculty spans a wide range of topics at locations around the world.  In addition to research studies run by Colgate faculty, the department is also a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, a multi-college collaboration that opens up a broader range of research opportunities for both undergraduates and faculty. Students involved in Colgate or Keck-related research commonly travel with their research advisor to their study locations in order to gain firsthand field experience.  Some of these places include:

Antarctica

People on the deck of a research cruise to Antarctica

North America

Student researchers looking out over a body of water in the Adirondacks.

Australia

Asia

A Keck research team in Mongolia posing for a group shot in the field.

Galápagos Islands

Researchers viewing a lava fountain from a short distance

Africa

Aubreya Adams African research
  • Aubreya Adams  studies the origin and evolution of the East African Rift System, and its relationship to the African Superplume and researches the origin of the enigmatic Cameroon Volcanic Line.

Iceland

  • Karen Harpp studies the mechanisms and timescales of magma differentiation in southern Iceland

Greenland

Europe

  • Rich April has conducted research on acid rain in Norway, and glacial clays in Sweden.