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Brian Romans

Blacksburg, Virginia, USA |

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech. I write mostly about Earth science (usually sedimentary and/or marine geology) and like to share photographs from the field. Sometimes I blog about what it’s like to be an academic and educator.

What does Clastic Detritus mean? These words refer to pieces or fragments of other rocks. Sediments and sedimentary geology is what I spend most of my waking hours pondering. See my research page for more.

View of Paine Massif from Cerro Divisadero, southern Chile

Sampling of what I write about on this blog:

Articles or posts I wrote elsewhere: