Geology in the News

UB Climate scientist Beata Csatho is co-author of a new study that makes precise, detailed measurements of how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.
Scissors. Purple glue sticks. Paper designs to cut out and fold. Chris Lowry teaches advanced geology college courses at UB. But some of the tools he brings to class evoke the joy of grade school. Lowry is creator of the Foldable Aquifer Project — a series of 3D paper models of aquifers, which (in real life) consist of layers of permeable rock, sand and gravel that hold water underground.

Center for Geohazards Studies

The Center for Geohazards Studies supports research and training that improves our understanding and mitigates the consequences of natural hazards. 

Future Students

Faculty member and student with equipment.

We offer a cutting-edge curriculum designed to train the next generation of earth and environmental scientists. 


Geology is all around us. Join the department for a once-in-a-lifetime experience exploring hidden gems of the Western U.S. 

Alumni Profiles

Our featured alumni for 2020 are Jessica Ball and Martin Derby.  Both work on natural hazards, and speak to their experience at UB in our Alumni Profiles page.