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October 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

16 Master’s and 4 Bachelor’s Students Complete Geology Theses

Master’s candidates from Geological Sciences at graduate commencement 2014. Top: from left: Tim Eyerdom, Josh Richardson, Mike Hils, and Audrey Blakeman. Bottom from left: Mohanad Muslim, Katherine Schleich, and Jennifer Bauer.

Master’s candidates from Geological Sciences at graduate commencement 2014. Top: from left:
Tim Eyerdom, Josh Richardson, Mike Hils, and Audrey Blakeman. Bottom from left: Mohanad Muslim, Katherine Schleich, and Jennifer Bauer.

October 2014 Geological Sciences Newsletter

Twenty Geological Sciences students completed theses  during 2013-2014, with 16 of them master’s theses.

Master’s Theses

Jennifer Bauer, M.S. “A phylogenetic and paleobiogeographic analysis of the Ordovician brachiopod Eochonetes.” Adviser: Dr. Alycia Stigall (2014)

Audrey Blakeman, M.S. “Carbonate lake deposits in the fluvial Bridger Formation of the Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming.” Adviser: Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-­‐Kordesch (2014)

Jared Bowen, M.S. “The neoichnology of juliform Millipedes and Upper Monongahela to Lower Dunkard Group paleosols: A multi-­‐proxy approach to paleolandscape variability.” Adviser: Dr. Daniel Hembree (2013)

Hannah Brame, M.S. “Are niche stability responses to variable environmental changes congruent across clades, at different taxonomic scales, and through time?” Adviser: Dr. Alycia Stigall (2013)

Timothy Eyerdom, M.S. “A novel on-site treatment scheme for nonpoint source pollutants in urban runoff.” Adviser: Dr. Eung Lee (2014)

Michael E. Fox, M.S. “An assessment of shock metamorphism for Jeptha Knob, a suspected impact crater in north-central Kentucky.” Adviser: Dr. Keith Milam (2014)

Neha Gupta, M.S. “Characteristics and applications of controlled-­‐release KMnO4 gel for treating large and dilute plumes of chlorinated solvents in groundwater.” Adviser: Eung Lee (2013)

Michael Hils, M.S. “Neoichnology of the Burrowing Spiders Gorgyrella inermis (Araneae: Mygalomorphae) and Hogna lenta (Araneae: Araneomorphae).” Adviser: Dr. Daniel Hembree (2014)

Amy Hinds, M.S. “Controls on sequence boundary development in the Brush Creek interval, Conemaugh Group (Late Pennsylvanian), Athens County, Ohio.” Adviser: Dr. Greg Nadon (2014)

Cody MacDonald, M.S. “Hydrothermal circulation during slip on the Mohave Wash Fault, Chemehuevi Mountains, SE California: oxygen isotope constraints.” Adviser: Dr. Craig Grimes (2014)

Mohanad Muslim, M.S. “A sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Berea interval, Athens County, Ohio.” Adviser: Dr. Greg Nadon (2014)

Joshua Richardson, M.S. “Thermal and hydrological study of flooded abandoned coal mines in Ohio as potential heat exchangers.” Adviser: Dr. Dina López (2014)

Katherine Schleich, M.S.Geochemical modeling of processes affecting water and sediment chemistry and their relationship to biological recovery in an acid mine drainage remediated stream.” Adviser: Dr. Dina López (2014)

Christine Thomas, M.S. “Hafnium isotope geochemistry of the grabboic crust sampled along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: constraints on the nature of the upper mantle.” Adviser: Dr. Craig Grimes (2013)

Lizhi Tong, M.S.E.S. “Applications of controlled release system for in situ treatment of organic pollutants in urban runoff.” Adviser: Dr. Eung Lee (2013)

Douglas Wolfinger, M.S. “Geologic characterization of Ladon Vallis and the surrounding area.” Adviser: Dr. Keith Milam (2014)

Bachelor’s Thesis

Adam Dettmer, B.S. “Determination of baseline radon concentrations in groundwater in southeast Ohio.” Adviser: Dr. Dina López (2014)

Sarah Maj, B.S. “The effects of iron oxidation in stream recovery in Hewett Fork, Ohio.” Adviser: Dina López (2014)

Jackson Reeder, B.S. “Investigations into the petrogenesis of the Stone Mountain and Indian Springs pluton of the Southern Appalachian Orogeny.” Adviser: Dr. Craig Grimes (2013)

Casey O’Brien, B.S. “Investigating regional seismicity in eastern and southern Ohio using Earthscope transportable array data.” Adviser: Dr. Douglas Green (2014)

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