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Brenda Buck

Professor, Geology
Department(s): Geoscience
Office: SEB 4131
Mail Code: 4010
Phone: 702-895-1694
Fax: 702-895-4064
Email: buckb@unlv.nevada.edu


Dust and Effects on Human Health; Soil Science of Arid Environments (Modern and Ancient)


My research focuses on medical geology – in particular how geological materials impact health. Currently, my work focuses on dust and hazards associated with dust exposure including those from asbestiform minerals, arsenic, and other carcinogens. I also perform research to better understand and quantify arid soil processes so that this knowledge can be applied in land use decisions, radionuclide and heavy metal contamination, biologic soil crusts, paleoclimate interpretations, landscape evolution, soil genesis, geomorphic hazards, and other applications.

Additional Information

SEB Program Group: Soil Science
SEB Lab Location: 4119/4120
SEB Lab Phone Number: 702-774-1457