Post Tagged with: "geological sciences alumni"

Alumni News | Baylor Mourns Passing of Professor Harold Beaver ’49

Dr. Harold Beaver

Baylor University announced the passing of Ohio University alumnus Dr. Harold Beaver in a story headlined “Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Chair of Geology.” Beaver earned a B.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Science at OHIO in 1949. WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2018) – Baylor […]

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November 2, 2018 at 8:26 amAlumni

Alumni, Faculty Publish on Six New Invertebrate Species in Tanzania

Y. Ranjeev Epa examines the Cenozoic gastropods of the Nsungwe Formation

Ohio University faculty and alumni published an article about the discovery of six new species of invertebrates found during a paleontological exploration of rift deposits in southwestern Tanzania. After analyzing invertebrate fossils that were alive 24 to 26 million years ago in the Rukwa Rift Basin, OHIO paleontologists published the […]

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October 31, 2018 at 9:20 amResearch

Alumni News | Bauer & Lam Interviewed about ‘Time Scavengers’ Website

From left, Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam (photo from Time Scavengers)

Ohio University alumni Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam were quoted in a story headlined “Time Scavengers and Science Literacy: 6 Tips for Creating Online Resources ” that appeared on The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy. Both earned the M.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences, Bauer in 2014 […]

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October 16, 2018 at 7:25 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Geology Alumni Help with Annual Field Camp

OU alum Lorraine Manz, of the North Dakota Geological Survey, reviews her map high in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana.  Lorraine attended field camp with OU Field Camp Director Keith Milam in this very same area 21 years ago this past summer.

With the help of faculty, staff and alumni from the Geological Sciences Department, 19 geology students participated an engaging, field-based course, GEOL 4960 – Field Geology in the wilds of Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming this summer. In many ways, this exciting class was typical of previous years […]

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September 6, 2018 at 2:56 pmAlumni In Class News

Perera and Stigall Publish Study Detailing Ecological Structure of Local Fossil-Rich Limestone

Nilmani Perera MS '17 examines the outcrop of the Ames Limestone on Witches Hill, Athens, Ohio

Generations of geology students at Ohio University have studied the Ames Limestone, the most fossiliferous rock layer in the Athens area, for class field trips and projects. This unit preserves skeletal remains of marine animals—corals, snails, brachiopods, trilobites, sharks— that inhabited a shallow sea that covered Athens about 300 million […]

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August 31, 2018 at 3:55 pmAlumni Research

Paleontologists Find New Snail Species with Evolutionary Speed

Two new species of Lanistes from the Nsungwe Formation

Snails may be physically rather slow, but the six new species identified by Ohio University researchers put on plenty of evolutionary speed when they had to. Ohio University paleontologists analyzing snail fossils from 24 to 26 million years ago have identified six new species—and published the first documentation of rapid […]

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August 31, 2018 at 3:39 pmAlumni News Research

Hembree and Carnes Investigate the Effects of Past Climate Change on Ancient Soils

Outcrop studied by Hembree and Carnes with climatically influenced soil zones labeled

Dr. Daniel Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences, and former graduate student Jennifer Carnes M.S. ’17 recently published “Response of soils and soil ecosystems to the Pennsylvanian–Permian climate transition in the upper fluvial plain of the Dunkard Basin, southeastern Ohio, USA” in the open access journal Geosciences. In this study, Hembree […]

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August 31, 2018 at 3:17 pmAlumni Research