Research Topic and Project List for Granada, Spain

The following information pertains to the Environmental Studies semester, and STEM Summer Research programs in Granada, Spain.

Research Topics

For a full list of available Research Topics, please contact Dr. Jessie Guinn, Assistant Academic Dean of STEM.

  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry
  • Paleobiology and Taphonomy
  • Taxonomy and Biochronology
  • Isotope Geochemistry and Paleoclimatology
  • Aerodynamics (Wind tunnel)
  • Erosion
  • Solar radiation as an energy resource
  • UV radiation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Meteorology/Climate Change
  • Biological Ecology

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Research Project Examples

  • Basin analysis

  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of geological events

  • Socio-economics, history, protected areas, economic and social development

  • Geochemical indicators of climate variability

  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of stratigraphic discontinuities

  • Study and conservation of building materials & architectural heritage

  • Study and design of mortars and the behavior of materials

  • Socio-economics, history, protected areas, economic and social development

  • Taxonomy of organisms: algae, foraminifera, mollusks, microvertebrates

  • Observation, measurement and testing of morphodynamic processes in the coastal zone

  • Wind tunnel experiments on aerodynamic structures, civil works, and the environment

  • Processes of erosion, transport and accumulation of sediment and substances on the inner continental shelf due to the waves, the groups of waves and currents

  • Morphodynamic processes in the surf zone and coastline

  • Uncertainty Analysis

  • Cumulative processes in storm bars, deltas and arrow and erosive soft cliffs

  • Study of the spectral components differences of solar and thermal radiation

  • Solar radiation as an energy resource

  • UV radiation

  • Characterization of the optical properties of aerosols through field radiometry

  • Effect of atmospheric radioactive aerosols

  • Conservation biology of carnivorous plants

  • Conservation and restoration of Mediterranean forest ecosystems

  • Ecology of the regeneration of woody species

  • Ecology of interactions between plants and animals

  • Climate change in mountain areas

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