Geology

Custer, Stephan

Retired
Earth Sciences Department
Montana State University - Bozeman

Stephan G. Custer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin in 1968. He served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1970. After his service, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Geology in 1973. He continued his study of Geology at the University of Montana in Missoula where he studied saline seep and received a Ph.D. in 1976.

Elsass, Kirke

Ph.D. Student
History
Montana State University

My research focuses on human-stone interaction (including a number of processes like ceramics and concrete - in which products of geologic history have informed human behavior and humans have altered the geologic record). The connections to ecosystem well-being and sustainability come not only through the extraction from ecosystems (quarrying) but also through processing (various energy uses) and implementation (e.g. stone-based barrier creation like dams, highways, or even windows and poured-concrete basements). 

Lageson, David

Professor of Geology
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

Broadly speaking, my research program addresses various aspects of the structural geology and tectonic evolution of the Rocky Mountains, from Montana to Colorado (focusing on the Sevier and Laramide orogens). I would describe myself as a field-based structural geologist, with primary interests in brittle deformation of the upper crust and its sedimentary cover. Western Montana comprises an important and very active segment of the intermountain seismic belt. This is indeed earthquake country!

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