Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is a large multidisciplinary department with a highly diverse and international research program. Fields studies are conducted around the world from the high Arctic to tropical rain forests. Our faculty have established national and international reputations for excellence in teaching and research. Included in our department are four Canada Research Chairs, one Canada Excellence Research Chair.

Research in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is focused in the following areas of interest: Solid Earth Sciences, Paleontology, Human Geography, Environmental Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences. Current research activities and contact information can be obtained by searching the grouping that you are interested in.

The department mantains strong ties with researchers in Geophysical Sciences in the department of Physics.

Research Themes

Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography

Environmental Earth Sciences

Human Geography


Solid Earth Sciences

Research Centres & Institutes

Canadian Centre for Isotopic Microanalysis

Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS)

Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology