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

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Geophysical Science News

  • Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences

    November 30, 2017

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences is currently inviting applications for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. This fellowship program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in the earth and planetary sciences, such as women, black/African-American, native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars.

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  • Fossil that fills missing evolutionary link named after Kidwell & Jablonski

    November 16, 2017

    Jablonskipora kidwellae is named after Professors Kidwell and Jablonski. It lived about 105 million years ago and its discovery has filled a gap in the evolutionary record of an important breakthrough that has helped bryozoans survive for 500 million years.

  • Moyer featured in Washington Post article

    November 09, 2017

    Associate Professor Liz Moyer was featured in a recent Washington Post article about the decline of the world's climate observation infrastructure and what the consequences of that decline could mean for the future of disaster prediction.

  • 2018 NASA NESSF Applications Now Available

    November 09, 2017

    NASA has begun soliciting applications for their 2018 NESSF award. Applications are due February 1st, 2018.

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