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Karen Berger

Berger, Karen

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Co-Chair for University Council on Sustainability
Coordinator for College Sustainability Studies
Curriculum Coordinator for Environmental Programs | (585) 275-7611
202 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Teaching Interests: Human use of and impacts on energy and water resources; community-engaged learning; metrics of sustainability

Chiara Borrelli

Borrelli, Chiara

Lecturer, Research Associate | (585) 275-7884
202 Hutchison Hall

Interests: paleoceanography; paleoclimate; foraminifera; stable isotopes; trace elements; methane seeps; biogeochemical cycles; molecular biology


Rory D. Cottrell

Cottrell, Rory D.

Scientist | (585) 275-6025
209C Hutchison Hall

Interests: Paleomagnetism and paleointensity


Udo Fehn

Fehn, Udo

Professor Emeritus | (585) 275-7884
224 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Primary research focus is the movement of fluids in the earth's crust, with an emphasis on dating and tracing studies.


Carmala Garzione

Garzione, Carmala

Professor | (585) 275-3042
227 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Stable Isotopes in Terrestrial Paleoenvironmental Studies; Interaction between Climate and Tectonics; Sedimentary Basin Evolution and Related Tectonic History of Mountain Belts; Geochemical and Petrologic Provenance Studies of Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks


Penny Higgins

Higgins, Penny

Research Associate | (585) 275-0601
209B Hutchison Hall

Interests: Climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum in North America; Terrestrial climate change during the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Western Interior of North America; Climate change and faunal turnover at the boundary between the Torrejonian and Tiffanian North American Land Mammal "Ages"; Tooth growth rates and mineralization patterns in Notoungulate mammals



Ibanez-Mejia, Mauricio

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-2108
B-13 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Radiogenic isotope geochemistry; geochronology; tectonics of mountain belts and lithospheric evolution; large-scale sedimentary provenance; large igneous province magmatism; chronology and tectonics of terrane transfer and supercontinent accretion


John Kessler

Kessler, John

Associate Professor | (585) 273-4572
210 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Chemical Oceanography; Isotope geochemistry; Analytical chemistry


Lawrence Lundgren

Lundgren, Lawrence L.

Professor Emeritus

Interests: Renewable energy systems in Europe-American applications; Environmental medicine


Gautam Mitra

Mitra, Gautam

Graduate Studies Director | (585) 275-5816
208A Hutchison Hall

Interests: Tectonic evolution of mountain belts; Finite strain and strain history analysis; Deformation mechanisms in rocks

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Murray, Lee

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-2077
479 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Application and development of 3-D global models of atmospheric chemistry and climate to examine various couplings between atmospheric chemistry and the climate system in the past, present and future.


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Nakajima, Miki

Assistant Professor arriving Fall 2018

Interests: Dynamics of planetary impacts; evolution of planetary interiors; planet formation and evolution; early Earth, Earth-Moon formation, Modeling Enceladus plumes, Origin of the Martian moons; Exomoon formation; space missions


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Olugboji, Tolulope

Assistant Professor arriving Fall 2018
email available soon

Interests: High-Resolution 3-D Earth Imaging using Seismology (Tomography, Receiver Functions, Ambient Noise Dispersion Analysis, Spectral Analysis, Model description); Application of Computational Statistics to Geophysics (Bayesian Methods); Seismic Data Analysis using High-performance Computing (Large-N Seismic Arrays and Graph Theory), Geophysical Inverse Theory (Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification).


Vasilii Petrenko

Petrenko, Vasilii

Wilmot Assistant Professor
Curriculum Coordinator for Environmental Programs | (585) 276-6094
228 Hutchinson Hall

Interests: Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate and environmental change, particularly from the perspective of atmospheric composition and chemistry.

Robert Poreda

Poreda, Robert J.

Professor | (585) 275-0051
224 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Professor Poreda's research focuses on novel applications of noble gas chemistry to the earth sciences, in seven diverse areas.


John A. Tarduno

Tarduno, John A.

Chair for Earth and Environmental Sciences | (585) 275-5713
227 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Paleomagnetism, Geomagnetism and Geodynamics, including rates of plate tectonic, hotspot and polar motion, mantle plume volcanism, long-term history of Earth's magnetic field (paleointensity, paleosecular variation and reversal frequency), origin of the geodynamo, magnetic shielding and planetary habitability, decay of the modern dipole magnetic field and archeomagnetism; Cretaceous climate; environmental magnetism.

Dustin Trail

Trail, Dustin

Assistant Professor | (585) 276-7182

Interests: Experimental geochemistry; early Earth - including understanding the origin(s) of the oldest terrestrial rocks and minerals; planetary geology; astrobiology; lunar geochemistry; "water" in nominally anhydrous minerals; isotope geochemistry and geochronology of accessory minerals; redox chemistry of magmas, fluids, and minerals - including the application of synchrotron-based techniques


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Weber, Thomas

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-2103
126 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Ocean biogeochemical cycles, trace element oceanography, marine ecosystems and their response to climate change