Earth Scientist's Periodic Table


Atlas of Speleothem Microfabrics

Atlas of Pressure-Dissolution Fabrics

Petroleum Geoscience and Subsurface Geology

Dynamic Plate Tectonics

Changing the World

Virtual Field Trips

Possible Grad Student Research

Alpine and Glacial Geology Course

GEOL 1122 - Historical Geology

GEOL 3030 - Elementary Oceanography

GEOL 1121 - Physical Geology

GEOL 4320/6320 - Petroleum Geology

Carbonate Minerals

GEOL 8200 - Carbonate Petrology

Sandstone Petrology Course

Earth-Surface Geochemistry Course

Our Lab


Gallery of Building Stones

UGA Geology


Bruce Railsback's Geoscience Resources

The University of Georgia Department of Geology has a standard faculty page for Bruce Railsback.   This page provides links to resources beyond those on the standard faculty page.


Railsback's Research Interests and Publications

  • Research interests
  • Information for possible collaborators
  • List of published papers, with links to PDFs of some

    Additional Pages for Prospective Graduate Students

  • Former Students
  • The Sedimentary Petrology/Geochemistry Lab
  • A note for prospective students who are not native speakers of English

    Railsback's Courses Taught

  • Earth Processes and Environments - Physical Geology (Physical Geology for undergraduate non-majors and perhaps majors too).
  • Earth's History of Global Change (Historical Geology for undergraduate non-majors).
  • Sedimentary Petrology (formerly part of our Mineralogy-Petrology sequence for undergraduate Geology majors).
  • Alpine and Glacial Geology (taught in Innsbruck, Austria, in the UNO program in some summers).
  • Elementary Oceanography (a no-prequisite general survey of all marine sciences for undergraduates).
  • Petroleum Geology (a course undergraduates who have taken at least one geology class and for graduate students).
  • Earth Surface Geochemistry (a graduate course examining natural waters, soils, sediments, and sedimentary rocks).
  • Carbonate Petrology (a graduate course on the petrology of limestones and dolostones).
  • Sandstone Petrology (a graduate course on sand, sandstones, porosity, permeability, and even a little petroleum geology).

    Pages for Educators:

  • Virtual field trips.
  • Diagrams and documents used in teaching basic classes and available to educators.
  • Field images used in teaching and available to educators.
  • Earth-surface images used in teaching and available to educators.
  • Some Fundamentals of Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
  • Diagrams used in teaching upper-level classes and available to educators.

    Pages for Students

  • UGA's On-line lab safety training
  • Advice to students about graduate school and about academic careers
  • A page of Comments on ethical issues about research
  • Advice on Writing scientific papers and theses
          Writing grant proposals
          Editing scientific writing, mostly for grad students
          Making plots to accompany papers
          Giving a scientific talk
  • Pages on What Science is (and isn't) for students in core courses

    Other Geo-Academic Stuff

  • An on-line Atlas of Speleothem Microfabrics.
  • An Earth Scientist's Periodic Table.
  • An on-line Atlas of Pressure-Dissolution Features.
  • Beach and Shoreline Sands From Around the World.
  • A modern reprise of T.C. Chamberlin's Multiple Working Hypotheses

    Other strange stuff

  • Buildings and Building Stones - a Gallery
  • Pages on The History of the UGA Geology Department.
  • The Transilience Project .


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