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Department of Geology and Geophysics|College of Arts & Sciences

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young wman sitting on the ground digging on a mountain sideUW Researchers Discover Sediment Size Does Matter in High-Elevation Erosion Rates
November 16, 2015 — When it comes to sediment in the High Sierra, size does matter, according to two University of Wyoming researchers.

man standing in front of woodsUW Researchers Advance Understanding of Mountain Watersheds
October 29, 2015 — University of Wyoming geoscientists have discovered that the underground water-holding capacity of mountain watersheds may be controlled by stresses in the earth’s crust.

Erin Campbell-Stone and Mark ClementzFaculty Receive Awards at Inaugural Diversity Awards Program
October 27, 2015 — Senior Lecturer Erin Campbell-Stone and Associate Professor Mark Clementz both recently received awards at the inaugural University of Wyoming Celebrating Diversity Awards program.

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Predicting the Future of the Ice Sheet Under a Warming Climate
(Neil Humphrey and students)

A summer field season on the Greenland Ice Sheet, viewed as a video montage by alumnus Joel Harrington. The science project aims to improve our understanding of glacial dynamics to allow us to better predict the future of the Ice Sheet under a warming climate. Video originally filmed and edited by Joel Harrington. Titles added in 2015 by Brendon Orr.

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Graduate Awards

We are offering $7250 awards to the top three graduate student applicants in 2015-2016.

11/30 Distinguished Lecturer

Between a Rock and a Cold, Icy Place: Mineralogical Controls on the Assembly of a Subglacial Microbiome

Research Highlight

The history of wildfires over the past 2,000 years in a northern Colorado mountain range indicates that large fires will continue to increase as a result of a warming climate, according to a new study led by a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

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