Department of Marine Science

The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Kevin M. Yeager - Director


Research at ERL focuses on questions centered in modern sedimentary systems, including rivers, marshes, deltas, lakes, estuaries, coastal and open ocean settings. In addition to methods in geochemistry, sedimentology, geomorphology and spatial analysis, we utilize the unique temporal and chemical characteristics of both fallout and lithogenic radionuclides (7Be, 137Cs, 210Pb, 239,240Pu, 234Th, 232Th, 230Th, 228Th) to examine a range of geological, biological and chemical processes in these environments.

We are located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, MS and are affiliated with the DMS Center for Trace Analysis (CETA). The primary purpose of ERL-CETA is to provide comprehensive field sampling support and state-of-the-art analytical facilities for research purposes, serving the academic, public and private communities.



Tectonics and passive margin relative sea level (RSL).
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Sedimentary processes and the fate of dioxins and metals in coastal systems.
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