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Educational Background
Research Interests
Courses Taught
Recent Publications
Contact Information

Sam Purkis

Professor of Marine Geosciences, University of Miami

Educational Background


Ph.D., Earth Observation and Geology, VU University Amsterdam, 2004.


Research Interests


Remote sensing, GIS, comparative sedimentology, mathematical simulation, geomodelling

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Courses Taught

  • GSC 102 – Evolution of the Biosphere
  • GSC 111 – Earth System History
  • GSC 5/680 – Summer Field Geology Research
  • MGS 5/641 – Spring Break Field Seminar

Recent Publications


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Contact Information


Dr. Sam Purkis
Department of Marine Geosciences
University of Miami - RSMAS
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Fl. 33149, USA
(305)421-4351 (office)




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