Members of the Geochemistry research group at the University of Georgia share an interest in using the distinctive crystallochemical and geochemical behaviors of major and trace elements, and their stable and radiogenic isotopes, as probes into a wide variety of terrestrial and extraterrestrial processes. Active research programs include biogeochemistry, economic geology, high-temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and planetary geochemistry. Research work in this area is also carried out at UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, which houses additional analytical capabilities, including a high throughput stable isotope mass spectrometer and a laser ablation ICP-MS. Faculty and students in geochemistry have been funded by federal agencies and private organizations, including the National Science Foundation (Geosciences, Biosciences and International programs), NASA, the Department of Energy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, exploration and mining companies and the clay industry (J.M. Huber, Corp. and IMERYS). Students have received support from the Geological Society of America, Sigma Xi, the Clay Minerals Society, the Society of Professional Well-log Analysts, the Howard Hughes Program, and the Department of Geology through the Miriam Watts-Wheeler and Allard funds.
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