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Explore deep time

How many years can a mountain exist? Our geochronology labs can date minerals, rocks, and landforms ranging from thousands to billions of years old.

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What's on Earth?

Explore the Earth’s changing surface! Learn about rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, and continental margins, and how they are shaped and reshaped by geological processes and human activity.

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What's in Earth?

Discover how the deep Earth works - from earthquakes to mineral deposits, on scales ranging from single crystals to mountain belts, on the continents, beneath the oceans, and deep within the mantle.

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Field Research

The field is Mother Nature’s laboratory. Learn how to unravel geological clues in the rocks in order to figure out what she was really up to.

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Community

As members of a small department, we stick together. We participate in a number of field excursions, social gathering and sporting events.

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About Earth Sciences

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We are a small friendly department, with honours and graduate programs that cover a diverse array of fields. Our undergraduate program meets the requirements for professional registration in Geology and Environmental Geoscience.

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Faculty & Research

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Our faculty and students conduct world-class field and laboratory research in settings ranging from Canada’s Arctic, to the Himalayas, to the Pacific Ocean, to right here in Nova Scotia.

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Dal Earth Sciences In The News

  • Dal Earth Sciences Ranked #4 in

 

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