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Did you find something that puzzled you in your backyard or on top of a mountain? Have questions about local environmental problems? Want to know about what's going on in Boone Creek, the Watauga River, and the New River? Concerned about hydraulic fracturing in your region? Do you have a mineral that you can't identify? Think you found a meteorite? We will do our best to answer any geological/environmental question. We also have pages that answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

What is Geology?

What is Geology?

Geology is about more than just rocks.

Boone, NC

We have expertise in all fields of earth science.

Click on our each of our research programs below to see what we do!

Water Resources and Environmental Geology

Why Study Geology at Appalachian?

The Appalachian State University Geology program provides students with a solid foundation on which to build a successful career in the geosciences.

Because we have no graduate program, we can focus entirely on high quality instruction and provide numerous undergraduate research opportunities. The department offers both a BA and BS in Geology, with the option of concentrating in Paleontology, Environmental Geology, Quantitative Geoscience, or Geoscience Education.

We have been successful in establishing a program that is arguably among the best Bachelor degree programs in geology available in the Southeastern United States. For more information, click here.

Geology Department Newsletter

News

Drs. Casale and Levine have received a $139,895 award from the National Science Foundation to study mountain building processes in the southern Appalachians. read more...
Dr. Gregg Marland, adjunct professor of Geology, is interviewed on BBC Newsday about his recent work looking at the role of CO2 emissions from China on climate. The interview begins 8:45 into the show and lasts about 3.5 minutes. http://www.bbc...
A research paper on urban stream restoration written by Assistant Professor Kristan Cockerill and Professor Bill Anderson has received the 2015 Boggess Award for the best paper published in 2014 in the Journal of the American Water Resources...
Dr. Ellen Cowan, Professor of Geology, is in the news for her work tracking the coal ash spill from the Duke Energy Dan River Power Station into the Dan River in 2014. Watch it here: http://www.wset.com/story/29044906/researchers-out-at-dan-...
Dr. Johnny Waters and his students have been researching the soft tissue systems of fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old using advanced 3D imaging techniques. Read more: Students and geology professor research ancient marine animal
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Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug 28
Introduction of the Faculty
4 pm, Rankin West 293
GLY Department BBQ to follow in Rock Garden

Friday, Sep 4
no seminar

Friday, Sep 11
Holocene sea-level changes in Wales: A combined empirical and model-based approach
Geoff Richards, Environment Department, University of York, England
4 pm, Rankin West 293

Friday, Sep 11
Holocene sea-level changes in Wales: A combined empirical and model-based approach
Geoff Richards, Environment Department, University of York, England
4 pm, Rankin West 293

Friday, Sep 18
GLY Student Summer Research Experiences
Geology Department Students
4 pm, Rankin West 293

Friday, Sep 25
TBA
Todd Lemaskin, UNC-Wilmington
4 pm, Rankin West 293

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Contact

Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

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Dr. Bill Anderson
andersonwp@appstate.edu

Ask-A-Geologist:
Anthony Love
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