University of Florida
Department of Geological Sciences

241 Williamson Hall
PO Box 112120
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2120
Office: (352) 392-2231
Fax: (352) 392-9294



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Check out our Undergraduate Degree tracks and the new Environmental Geoscience BA.

Seminar Series! If you have questions contact the department by e-mail ( or call (352) 392-2231.

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Our quest in the Geological Sciences is to understand the dynamic physical and chemical changes that have occured over the past 4.6 billion years in order to meet the challenges that are presented by the rapid changes Earth experiences today.

We are charting a course to the future
based on the knowledge of the past.

We strive to understand global climate change, catastrophic events such as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, mountain building, rising sea level, diminishing water and mineral resources, and the history of life with a goal to forge a better relationship between modern society and the natural environment in which we dwell.

Climate change already showing affects at
Kennedy Space Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The effects of climate change are already showing up in places from Miami to Alaska, scientists say, but two University of Florida geologists are focusing their attention on one especially noteworthy and vulnerable piece of waterfront real estate: Kennedy Space Center.

What’s more, they say, the problem could affect operations at the space center within the next decade.

“We were a little blind to it, like pre-Katrina New Orleans,” said one of the researchers, assistant professor Peter Adams of the UF Geological Sciences department. “Now that we’ve seen it, we’re sensitive to it.”

Adams and associate professor of geology John Jaeger, who have been studying Cape Canaveral’s dunes and beach since 2009, say the impacts became most apparent after Hurricane Sandy. Read more.

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Outcrop of Honor

Outcrop brochurePut your name -- or memorial -- on the wall . . . Commemorate your link to UF Geological Sciences, or memorialize someone or some time that was special to you! Here’s a tangible way for alumni and friends of the department to treasure those memories—the Outcrop of Honor recognition wall. By putting your personal message on a brass nameplate affixed to a beautiful 12”x12” natural polished rock slab, your connection to the department will be recognized permanently inside Williamson Hall. Take a look at the slab samples (remember, the color on your monitor may be slightly different than the actual stone color). Order your piece of the Outcrop of Honor recognition wall today by completing the application at this link: Outcrop of Honor brochure pdf or call (352) 392-2231.
Outcrop of Honor