The Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics conducts research and graduate instruction in marine geology , geophysics and geochemistry. The programs range from purely laboratory studies to applied field work. Located on the Virginia Key Campus of the University of Miami the School is adjacent to NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML) and Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFC). There are strong interactions between the division and AOML, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Graduate Study programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are open to applicants with a background in geology, oceanography, or the physical sciences. Interdisciplinary studies with expertise in physics, chemistry, mathematics and/or biology are encouraged.

Faculty members in the Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) have diverse backgrounds and a wide range of scientific interests. The following pages will introduce you to the current academic staff through a brief description of their scientific interests and some of their recent publications and courses taught. As a prospective student, you should feel free to write or call any of the faculty about opportunities and activities in Marine Geology and Geophysics at RSMAS.

The Division has many well equipped modern laboratories which include a SEM & TEM lab (Dr. Blackwelder and Dr Reid); rock properties (Dr. Eberli) and stable isotope and geochemistry laboratories (Dr. Swart).

New Initiaitves within MGG include the South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit SFC CESU, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advance Remote Sensing (CSTARS), and the Research Initiative on Bahamian Stromatolites.


Contact Information

Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

tel: 305/421-4662
fax: 305/421-4632


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