geomorphology blog
geomorphology blog

Geomorphology is the study of landforms and the natural processes that shape them. Every stone used in the jewellery making process has a story of how it came to be — welcome to a space where some of these geologic, hydrologic and tectonic processes that shape rocks are discussed. 

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Howdy and happy first day of Pisces, readers! It's also the first day of reading break for my fellow UVic students and I — indeed, a much needed breath of fresh air — and to celebrate, I spent my day designing jewellery, walking around my very windy neighbourhood, and revisiting my geology textbooks to ID some of my favourite rocks from my ever-growing beach stone collection. Behold, a post attributed to my love of basalts, and the fun but...

Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Hey readers, I'm excited to be writing today about a new project I have on the go: keeping a natural disaster journal. Keeping an active record of the abrupt geomorphic changes that can take place at a moments notice helps me stay present, practice gratitude for my safety and well-being, and remain actively engaged in my field of interest as a geography student. If I'm being frank, I think keeping such a journal will simply be cool to look back...

Pedology: Soil, a Finite Resource

Pedology: Soil, a Finite Resource

The study of soil science fascinates me. Last year, during an introductory physical geography lecture, it was brought to my attention how diverse and intricate soil networks are, and how the geomorphic processes we observe across Canada correspond to the soil types referenced in our lectures. I have always had a relationship with soil and the minerals found within. From playing in the mud as a child and making friends with the worms housed by...