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Department of Geosciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-297-3250
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About the Program and Industry

The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University is housed on the Boca Raton campus and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various subfields of the geosciences. The three main areas of focus in the department are earth systems sciencehuman-environmental systems and geo-information science.

We are proud of the research specialties that we have developed in hydrogeology, paleontology and paleo-environments, human-environmental modeling, and urban and regional development. The Department places a strong emphasis on fieldwork, GIS, remote sensing and other analytical techniques in geospatial modeling, and encourages interdisciplinary research.

Open Faculty Position:  The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine or Environmental Geology with a start date of August 2020.  For details, see the add at  https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FAU/job/Boca-Raton/Assistant-Professor_REQ07467.

Highlights

Earth

NEW: Online Programs

MS in Geosciences, BA in Geosciences, BS in Geosciences and GIS Certificate  Learn More

Geosciences now offers  online M.S. in Geosciences, B.S. in Geosciences with a Geography focus and B.A. in Geosciences with a Geography focus degrees that will give students an understanding of not only where phenomena are located upon the Earth’s surface, but how they came to be there. Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) is emphasized to analyze these spatial relationships.  

Also available to all students are fully online GIS Certificates. 

 Meet Maria Fadiman, Ph.D., Ethnobotanist

  

Faculty and Student Research

Study Reveals Indigenous People's Choice of Medicinal Plants

Top Award

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and collaborators, include Dr. Maria Fadiman of the department of Geosciences, worked with residents of the Kichwa community, the largest indigenous ethnic group in the Ecuadorian Amazon with a population of 60,000.  Read more. 

 

More departmental news

Matt McClellan: A Better Way to Probe Peat

Student Research

Ph.D. Student Matt McClellan employs a technology called
ground-penetrating radar (GPR), which uses high-frequency radar pulses to quickly and noninvasively create below-the-surface images. Matt and his team led by Dr. Xavier Comas used GPR to determine the volume of peat in several depressional wetlands in the Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida.   https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO089929