There are many subdivisions under this category. Included are geology, geophysics, geography, soils science, oceanography, GIS, hydrogeology-water resources, etc. Other subdisciplines such as paleontology, geochemistry, and atmospheric-climate science overlap with other main categories.
Meet a Scientist
"I treat learning as a feature and a joy in itself, a way to better understand God and his work in the world, rather than as a prerequisite for a task."
"By better understanding the earth, we can safeguard communities from natural dangers."
"It is my background in geology, agriculture and soil science that legitimizes my seat at the table with policy makers, local government, oil and natural gas partners, farmers, and especially farm laborers."
"God didn’t just answer our prayers; He did it first class!"
"My heart is still to be used to minister internationally, but these days I find those opportunities are at my doorstep!"
"Even in just 20 years of life, I’ve seen God throw enough ‘plot twists’ at me that I’m starting to learn not to worry too much about what the future holds."
"The study of the natural sciences has equipped me well—in some ways I could not have predicted—for the work that I believe God has called me to do for the moment."
"Sometime in my first few years as a research professor at the University of Tennessee, standing before a crowd of 200 lunar scientists from all over the globe, the Lord spoke to me . . ."
"If you want to have fun and probably be paid well for it, do it."
"This project had the perfect combination of exotic travel, lots of field work, a mountain focus with a societally-relevant hazard, and poisonous snakes!"