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Lewis Owen

Professor and Head of Department

NC State University

Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

https://meas.sciences.ncsu.edu/people/laowen2

Area(s) of Expertise

My research and teaching focus on understanding the nature and dynamics of Quaternary paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate change and landscape evolution, environmental geology and natural hazards. I have concentrated my efforts on two major geologic-geographic regions: 1) the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen; and 2) the western Cordilleras of North and South America. This has involved research on glaciation and climate change, surface processes and landscape change. To undertake this research, I apply remote sensing, field methods, and geochronology. I direct two Quaternary geochronology laboratories (see: https://lewisaowen.wixsite.com/main). I have also worked on archaeological sites to help examine the influence of climate and associated environmental changes on humans.