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Geofluids and Geohazards

Bridging the gap between geophysical observations and measurements (e.g. seismological, geodetic, temperature, pressure data) and the fundamental processes that govern the production and movement of subsurface fluids. 

Dr. Rachel Lauer

Welcome to the Geofluids and Geohazards Research Group! My areas of expertise include developing meaningful predictive models of fluid flow, subduction zone hydrogeology, and more recently, using electrical resistivity to monitor gas migration in the subsurface.

Dr. Rachel Lauer


Penn State University, PhD, 2013

Radford University, MSc, 2004

Bryn Mawr College, BA, 1997


Academic Positions

2015-present : Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

2013-2015 : Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Cruz

3D models of hydrothermal circulation through a network of seamounts

Research Projects

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Teaching and Learning