Dr. Overeem's research involves the development of predictive surface process models, which form a tool to quantify responses of sedimentary systems to changing environmental conditions. She uses field studies to critically assess model performance. Current field studies are in regions of rapid change; the importance of working in these regions for a global understanding of the changing environment. Current research projects involve Arctic Rivers in Greenland and Canada, but also the Ganges delta in Bangladesh. Overeem uses her modeling expertise to support the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) Facility team at the University of Colorado. CSDMS promotes the modeling of earth surface processes by developing, supporting, and disseminating integrated software modules that predict fluxes of sediments and nutrients in landscapes and their sedimentary basins.
GEOL 1010 - Exploring Earth
Introductory geology for majors and non-majors. Studies Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. Separate lab (GEOL 1030) is recommended. Degree credit not granted for both GEOL 1010 and GEOL 1012.
GEOL 4700 - Special Geological Topics
Studies in selected geological subjects of special current interest (for undergraduates). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours within a term.