Geology in the News

A study on Antarctic ice loss — co-authored by UB geologists — ranked No. 26 on Altmetric’s list of the 100 most-mentioned scholarly articles of 2018. The paper, “Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017,” was published in Nature in June 2018 by an international consortium of researchers known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE).
UB College of Arts and Sciences researchers are brewing their own lava in order to understand the reaction that happens when lava meets water.

Center for Geohazards Studies

Volcán Osorno, in southern Chile.

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. 


Students at Field Camp.

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

Alumni Profile

Phil Stokes.

"You can make life a little easier by choosing a major or career that speaks to your passions and drives you to work hard towards your goals every day." - Dr. Phil Stokes