Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.Learn More Spotlight Archive
Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.Learn More Spotlight Archive
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.
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!
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!
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!