The WVU Department of Geology and Geography has a broad and extensive research mission in terms of subject matter and geographic reach with over 40 funded projects totaling over $10 million dollars of new awards in academic year 2019. These project span multiple continents and positively impact our state and region in multiple ways.
A small sampling of the diversity of subjects includes:
- Using the information stored in tree rings to understand past environments and the people who lived in them in the Montane Forest Dynamics Lab.
- Challenging food system inequalities in the Food Justice Lab.
- Providing critical geographical information for the state and region through the West Virginia GIS Technical Center.
- Providing a long-term field site for improving recovery efficiency and minimizing environmental implications of unconventional hydrocarbon development at the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Lab.
Additional projects are listed under research areas.