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Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.

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Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.

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Assistant professor Tiffany Shaw uses fundamental principles from fluid dynamics to understand Earth's weather and climate.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Singer wins Goldwater Scholarship

    April 13, 2017

    Clare Singer, and undergraduate physics and mathematics major who is working with associate professor Liz Moyer, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. This is a prestigious scholarship for undergraduates in natural science, mathematics, and engineering. After graduation, Singer plans plans to pursue a doctorate in geophysical and atmospheric sciences and conduct research on atmospheric climate dynamics with the goal of influencing international climate policy.

  • Edie, Smits, and Jablonski publish diversity paper in PNAS

    April 02, 2017

    Graduate students Stewart Edie and Peter Smits (Committee on Evolutionary Biology), with William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor David Jablonski, have published a paper in PNAS titled "Probabilistic models of species discovery and biodiversity comparisons." They provide an approach for estimating the amount of undiscovered diversity on Earth by geographic region, which enables more rigorous development of conservation priorities, and an improved analysis of evolutionary and ecological dynamics among and within regions across the globe. Congratulations Stewart, Peter, and David!

  • Heck wins Cosslett Award

    March 30, 2017

    Associater Professor (part time) Phillip Heck has won the coveted Cosslett Award from the Microanalysis Society (MAS) for the best invited paper in the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 meeting for his talk titled, "Microanalysis of Fossil Micrometeorites and Meteorites to Study a Major Asteroid Collision ~470 Million Years Ago." Congratulations Phillip!

  • Davis awarded NSF GRFP

    March 17, 2017

    DoGS graduate student Anne Davis has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are awarded to only 15% of applicants across all fields nationwide. Congratulations Anne!

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