Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences, or geology, from the ancient Greek meaning “The Study of the Earth”, is the study of our dynamic planet, from its interior to its surface, and from the events that occurred since its formation 4568 million years ago, to the processes that take place in the modern Earth.

News Stories

Earth & Space Science News Article featuring the Tim Patterson Lab

Indigenous community partners are an important part of research in the Northwest Territories. The Patterson Lab uses many environmental proxies when examining core records to help understand how climate variability impacts regional lake ecosystems.

Fossils Aid Probe into Origins of Animals

Carleton University's Department of Earth Sciences, Hillary Maddin, is looking for evidence of that first proto-reptile in the fossilized tree stumps slowly eroding out of the cliffs that line Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy coast.

Mining Magazine publishes article with Dr. James Mungall

Mining Magazine has published an article with Dr. James Mungall from Carleton University's Earth Sciences department, having collaborated on. The article is entitled: Precious metals may lie beneath Moon's Surface

CBC News Article: Ancient Life resurfacing

Al Donaldson, a retired professor from Carleton University's Earth Sciences department, was interviewed by CBC News on the resurfacing of stromatolites along the Ottawa River.

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