Professor Banner studies water resources, climate change and environmental justice. This research combines geoscience and chemistry to examine streams, aquifers, caves, and tree rings, and it takes him to Barbados, Guam, and Texas among other places. Professor Banner is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a member of UT’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and currently is a finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, which is the largest teaching prize in the country.