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Geological technicians most often work under the supervision of a geologist or other geoscientist as part of a research team. Some areas of specialization include environmental geology, the study of how pollution, waste, and hazardous materials affect the earth; geophysics, the study of the earth's interior and magnetic, electric, and gravitational fields; hydrology, the investigation of the movement and quality of ground and surface water; petroleum geology, the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; and seismology, the study of earthquakes and the forces that cause them.