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Sonia Nagorski , Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor 
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences





Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum vitae (PDF)


Environmental aqueous geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal dynamics in hydrological systems
  • Mercury biogeochemistry
  • Trace metal records in ancient ice cores
  • Seasonal, event, and diel scale variations in stream water quality
  • Mining pollution
  • Streambed sediment geochemistry
  • Surface water- ground water interactions
  • Ground water hydrology, flow modeling, and chemistry


Selected Publications

Courses Taught:

Lower Division:

  • GEOL 105 – Geological History of Life
  • CHEM 103 – Introduction to Chemistry (Laboratory)
  • GEOL 104 - Physical Geology
  • MATH 055 - Introduction to Algebra

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