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Paper Covers Nance on Cornish Influence on North Carolina Mining

Dr. R. Damian Nance

Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences, gave an hour-long presentation in Salisbury, NC, in early November that made the Salisbury Post in a story headlined ‘Cornish Cousins’ follow their rich mining heritage to Rowan, Cabarrus counties. Nance, a native of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, had been invited […]

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November 7, 2017 at 3:00 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Stigall’s Role in International Conference Part of Efforts to Improve Global Scientific Engagement

Dr. Alycia Stigall

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, is the North American leader of the International Geoscience Programme Project 653: The Onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event, which is funded by UNESCO and built around the concept that engaging the greatest diversity of scientists collaboratively on a key scientific issue […]

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October 31, 2017 at 12:43 amResearch

Geological Sciences Brings Research, Excellence to Annual GSA Meeting

Trey Klopfenstein '18, Alex Nadas '18, Jack Seeley '18, Sarah Kogler '18, Damian Nance, Mitch Brourman '94, and Hanna Brourman '18

Ohio University Geological Sciences faculty and students were a major presence at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting held Oct. 21-25 in Seattle. Department members presented nine formal presentations authored by four faculty, four graduate students, and one undergraduate student. Faculty members also chaired two scientific sessions, presented an […]

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October 31, 2017 at 12:19 amNews

Hembree Presents Keynote at International Conference in South Africa

Dr. Daniel Hembree

Dr. Dan Hembree, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, traveled to South Africa in October to present a keynote talk on “Experimental continental neoichnology: the lessons animals can teach us in the laboratory and field” at the Second International Congress on Continental Ichnology. Hembree’s keynote address discussed the […]

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October 30, 2017 at 11:44 pmResearch

Seeley Spent Summer in Rock Room, Then Helping with Field Camp

Observing lumps of chromite with student Christian Thomas. Credit: Emma Swaninger

By Jack Seeley Geological Sciences graduate student I started out my summer cutting rocks in Clippinger’s rock room to make slides for microscopic analysis of impact structures for my M.S. thesis under the direction of Dr. Keith Milam. After the rocks were cut, I ground them by hand in a […]

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October 29, 2017 at 4:23 pmNews

Kogler Probes Paleosols That Are Used in Climate Reconstructions

Sarah Kogler

By Sarah Kogler Geological Sciences graduate student My project examines the influence that modern climate has on paleoclimate estimates with depth. Paleosols (soils formed long ago) are used widely in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. I expected that, with time, exposed paleosols would reflect environmental characteristics at the time of exposure rather than […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:57 pmResearch

Jahl Adds Planet Interior Components to Exoplanetary Models

Vernal Falls from the John Muir Trail

By Peter Jahl Geological Sciences graduate student This summer, I ended up adding new sections to my exoplanetary models in order to represent more realistic components of a planet’s interior. I added a layer of a mineral called “post-perovskite,” which is a high-pressure phase of perovskite found near the core-mantle boundary, […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:17 pmResearch