College of Sciences

Department of Geological Sciences


Effective August 23, 2021, the Department of Geological Sciences has been renamed.
It is now the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
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Yongli Gao

Yongli Gao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Amy Shelton and V. H. McNutt Distinguished Professorship in Geology

Phone: (210) 458-7029

Areas of Specialization
  • Environmental Geology
  • Hydrogeology


Ph.D. in Geology; University of Minnesota
M.S. in Computer Science, University of Minnesota
M.S. in Geochemistry, Beijing University Geology, Beijing University

Research Interests

Dr. Gao's areas of research interest is in Karst hydrogeology and geomorphology; paleoclimate and environmental reconstration and fossil records; GIS and database management; sinkhole hazards and water resources; and basin-scale hydrologic simulations. His teaching insterest is in Physical Geology, Geochemistry, GIS Applications, and Geomorphology.


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