Dick Norris - Disappearance of Coral Reefs, Drastically Altered Marine Food Web...

Lisa Tauxe - Franklin Institute Award

James Day

James Day - Houtermans Award

Massive Planetary Collision May Have Zapped Key Elements from Moon

James Day - Massive Planetary Collision May Have Zapped Key Elements from Moon


Jeff Gee - New Study Finds Major Differences in Motions of Volcanic 'Hotspots'


The Geosciences Research Division (GRD) is home to a diverse set of academics and staff whose interests cover a wide variety of topics in the atmospheric, marine and solid Earth sciences. In many cases, these topics are cross-disciplinary but they include essential components of the following core themes: the geochemistry of the solid, liquid and gaseous Earth, cosmochemistry (meteorites, asteroids and other planetary bodies), paleoceanography and paleoclimate, stratigraphy and sedimentology, geobiology and paleoecology, global and regional tectonics, paleomagnetism and hydrogeology. Research activities encompass modeling studies, laboratory experiments, and field-based expeditions, including ship-time, with GRD members taking full advantage of the extensive research facilities on offer within the division and at SIO.

In the following panels, we invite you to explore the types of research carried out at GRD, how we fund it, and the publications that result from our endeavors. In many cases, our research activities lead directly to education and outreach opportunities. People are the most important part of GRD and you can find us conveniently listed in alphabetical order below. Business-related questions and how to contact and find us round off the links.


GRD News

Steven Cande and Mark Ohman Two Scripps Professors Named AAAS Fellows
UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Medicine researchers to be recognized at February AAAS annual meeting
A Scientist's Life: Miriam Kastner
Pioneering geochemist on a career spent breaking through the seafloor and breaking through in a male-dominated field
Scripps Geophysicist to be Honored By Geological Society of America
Lisa Tauxe’s achievements in paleomagnetism recognized
Healthy reefs From Despair to Repair: Protecting Parrotfish Can Help Bring Back Caribbean Coral Reefs
Major multi-institutional report led by Scripps professor emeritus Jeremy Jackson details the plight and hope of Caribbean corals
Collecting rock and fluid samples from Iceland during a 2007 research trip

Explore the world of GRD research

Administrative contacts and roles

A friction apparatus used to study earthquakes and fault weakening in a Nature paper authored by Scripps Professors Kevin Brown and Yuri Fialko.

GRD Resources and Facilities

GRD Education and Outreach


Fax and Addresses for GRD