Our faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students pursue field, laboratory, experimental, and modeling studies of geological and environmental problems around the world. The department's excellent facilities and technical personnel support a range of methods including field studies, remote sensing, GPS, analytical geochemistry, petrography, high-pressure experiments, thermochemistry, geomagnetism, seismology, computation, and modeling. UC Davis' ideal location also provides ready access to the many natural laboratories of California and the western United States.