Department of Earth Sciences

Research Areas

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Major Research Areas

Geodynamic evolution of the East Asia/West Pacific:

Tectonics; structural geology; sedimentary geology; paleontology; paleomagnetics; micropalaeontology.

Evolution of oceanic and continental lithosphere:

Ophiolite, igneous and metamorphic petrology; geochemistry; volcanology; isotope geochronology.

Applied geosciences:

Geophysics; hydrogeology; engineering geology; hydrothermal system; mineral deposits.

Earth and planetary sciences:

Dynamic and formation of planetary and satellite systems; astrobiology; origin of life.

Environment Change:

Global change, monsoon climate, sea level change, quaternary geology, coastal management, natural and technological hazards