Geology Research at UNA

UNA's geology faculty are all active researchers in their field and contribute to the study of hydrology, paleontology and seismology..

Hydrology Research

Dr. Richard Statom

Dr. Richard Statom

Richard's research focuses on hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources.


Dr. Melissa Driskell

Dr. Melissa driskell teach a field trip

Dr. Driskell's research interests are in the investigations of Earth's structure and Core-Mantle Boundary Layer (CMB) structure using seismology. Her research has included study of the Earth's CMB and its relationship to mantle circulation and dynamics, as well as research on fine structure in the Earth's deep mantle utilizing seismic waveform modeling and seismic data analysis.



Dr. Gregory Buckley

Greg Buckley

Dr. Buckley's research involves studying geology and fossils of the late Cretaceous - early Paleocene of Montana and Wyoming, including regional geologic and tectonic settings, stratigraphy, sedimentology, taphonomy,  and geochronostratigraphy using both biostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic techniques.

Additional interests include paleotology and stratigraphy of the Upper Paleozoic of Alabama as well as issues with Earth Systems  Sustainability.