Post Tagged with: "geological sciences alumni"

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

OHIO Paleontologists Stigall, Hembree Present in Paris

Daniel Hembree and Alycia Stigall

Ohio University paleontologists Drs. Alycia Stigall and Daniel Hembree, both professors of Geological Sciences, presented at the 5th International Paleontological Congress in Paris (IPC5), France in July. The IPC5 is the largest gathering of professional paleontologists globally, and this meeting included more than 1,000 participants from around the world. All […]

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August 31, 2018 at 2:49 pmResearch

Alumni Obituary | George Jenkins Was Coal Geologist, Teacher, Consultant

George Jenkins

Ohio University alum George T. Jenkins ’70 passed away on Aug. 15, according to his obituary in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio. George attended Ohio University, receiving a B.S. in Geology. Soon after starting his first job out of college, he was drafted into the U.S. […]

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August 18, 2018 at 1:48 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Geology Colloquium | Investigation and Cleanup of VOCs at Hazardous Waste Sites in SE Ohio, March 2

Dave Hunt, Geologist with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Geological Sciences Colloquium Series presents Dave Hunt ’87, ’92M on “Investigation and Cleanup of VOCs at Hazardous Waste Sites in SE Ohio: Examples of Finding Unknown Sources through Remediation” on March 2 at 2 p.m. in Clippinger 205. Hunt is a geologist at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He […]

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February 2, 2018 at 4:00 pmAlumni Events

Happy Beginnings | Alumni Back to Explore Acid Mine Drainage in Appalachian Watershed

Rebecca Steinberg

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Two Ohio University alumni are back as grad students, helping an interdisciplinary team—Ohio University’s Appalachian Watershed Research Group—assess data collected from regional mining operations in a […]

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January 5, 2018 at 2:57 pmAlumni News