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Queen's University

Kurtis Kyser


Contact Information

Office: Miller Hall, Room 410
Phone: 613.533.6179
Lab: 613.533.2183 Ext. 74386

Mailing Address: Geological Science & Geological Engineering
Miller Hall, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario,
                           K7L 3N6

Department & Associations

Geological Science & Geological Engineering


Please direct inquiries to the contact information provided.

Academic Training

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley in Geology (1980)
M.A. University of California at Berkeley in Geology
B.Sc. University of California, San Diego, Chemistry with specialization in Earth Science.

General Academic & Research Interests

Kurt Kyser has held a cross-appointment in the School of Environmental Studies since 2002. His research focuses on using an integrated approach to understanding the interactions between fluids and rocks throughout the history of the earth, with particular emphasis on interactions in the present environment. In 1997, Kurt established the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR) which offers isotopic analysis of elements extracted from carbonates, silicates, sulfates, sulfides, phosphates, waters, and organic matter. For additional information, please view the website of the Isotope Lab

Areas of Potential or Present Thesis/Project Supervision

Isotope geochemistry; origin and chemical evolution of the earth; mass spectroscopy; evolution of fluids in basins; low-temperature geochemistry; geochronology; environmental geochemistry; fluid-rock interaction.
Link to Kurt's webpages:


Courses Taught at Queen's

Geol 200-Oceanography
Geol 365-Geochemistry of the Earth
Geol 465-Exploration Geochemistry
Geol 466-Isotopes in the Environment


For an example of Dr. Kyser's publications, please go to

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