International Fieldwork

Interdisciplinary and International

Appalachian Earth and Environmental Science faculty and students work on local to global scales, from microscopic particles up through large mountain chains, glaciers, and watersheds. 

Our research can be found literally out of the back door of our department (in Boone Creek) to the other side of the earth.  We have been to every continent (including Antarctica) and have worked from the tops of mountains to the bottom of the ocean (literally)! 

Not all of our work is in the field; we also have strong laboratory and computational components to our research programs.

Student Opportunities for International Fieldwork

Our students are lucky to have many international (in addition to local) fieldwork opportunities:

Research and Fieldwork in the Blue Ridge

We also involve our students in our research within the Appalachians and Blue Ridge Mountains.

Where we work

Dr. William Anderson (Hydrogeology) - North Carolina, England

Dr. Billy Armstrong (Glaciology) - Canada, Alaska

Dr. Sarah Carmichael (Fluid-Rock Geochemistry, Biomineralogy, Geochemistry) - Mongolia, southern Appalachians, China, Germany, Belgium, Tanzania, 9N East Pacific Rise, Italy

Dr. Gabriele Casale (Structural Geology) - Italy, the Balkan Peninsula, southern Appalachians

Dr. Ellen Cowan (Sedimentary Record of Climate Change, Geoarchaeology, Geomorphology) - Alaska, Antarctica, North Carolina

Dr Cole Edwards (Carbonate Sedimentology) - Nevada

Dr. Sarah Evans (Hydrogeology) - Alaska, North Carolina

Dr. Steve Hageman (Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology) - Australia, Scotland, the Adriatic Seaway, southern Appalachians

Dr. Andrew Heckert (Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs) - American Southwest, North Carolina, Argentina

Dr. Jamie Levine (Tectonics, Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology) - Colorado, Australia, North Carolina

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce (Sedimentology, Paleoecology) - Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Nevada, Virginia

Dr. Scott Marshall (Geophysics and Structural Geology) - California, Nevada

Dr. Hannah Riegel (Structural Geology) - Italy

Brian Zimmer (Volcanology) - Mexico, Japan, East Africa

Faculty Field Work Map