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Research Areas: Aqueous Geochemistry

1. Aqueous Geochemistry
2. Environmental and Theoretical Geochemistry
3. Mineral Physics and Petrology
4. Paleoecology
5. Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography
6. Planetary Science    
7. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
8. Seismology
9. Space Geodesy
10. Tectonics and Structural Geology

Andrew Jacobson utilizes the elemental and isotopic chemistry of natural waters, soils, and bedrock to trace the spatial and temporal evolution of low-temperature geochemical processes. Currently, his research is examining tectonic controls on global-scale biogeochemical cycles and mechanisms governing the fate and transport of U-Th series nuclides in carbonate groundwater systems.

Matthew Hurtgen couples studies of modern and ancient Earth-surface
systems to investigate the mechanisms and environmental forcings controlling the distribution of chemical species within marine, lacustrine and terrestrial settings. In modern systems, he has focused on syngenetic (water-column) and early diagenetic cycling of carbon, sulfur, and iron in oxygen-deficient (anoxic) marine basins--including the Orca Basin (an intraslope brine pool in the northern Gulf of Mexico) and Effingham Inlet (a fjord on the west coast of Vancouver Island). Current interests include the behavior of the oxygen isotope composition of sulfate in a variety of modern environments.


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