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Hembree Named an Executive Editor of Palaeontologia Electronica

Daniel Hembree

Dr. Dan Hembree was appointed as an Executive Editor of the journal Palaeontologia Electronica. Hembree is Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. About Palaeontologia Electronica: Founded in 1997, Palaeontologia Electronica (PE) is the longest running open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal and covers all aspects of palaeontology. PE uses an external […]

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August 25, 2019 at 1:14 pmResearch

Stigall Quoted about Discovery of Spaceship-Shaped Cambrian Arthropod

Dr. Alycia Stigall

Dr. Alycia L. Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, was quoted in a PBS NOVA story headlined “Meet Cambroraster falcatus, the sediment-sifting ‘Roomba’ of the Cambrian: This crustacean-like critter stalked the seas half a billion years ago.” …One of the first features Moysiuk took notice of was Cambroraster’s […]

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August 13, 2019 at 3:24 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Stigall Takes a Much Closer Look at Species Evolution

Building block model of the earth system that produced the Great Ordovician Biodiversificaiton Event.  Figure from Stigall et al., 2019. Credit: Christian Rasmussen

Stigall Publishes Landmark Review of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event When Earth’s species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more nutrients in the oceans. But it took a combination of many global […]

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July 23, 2019 at 4:53 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Springer Co-Authors Article on North America Orbital-Scale Climate Variability, Glaciers

Dr. Gregory Springer

Dr. Gregory S . Springer, Associate Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, co-authored an article on Eastern North American climate in phase with fall insolation throughout the last three glacial-interglacial cycles in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. His co-authors are Hai Cheng and R. Lawrence Edwards from […]

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July 10, 2019 at 7:46 amResearch

Tackling Water Pollution in Ohio and El Salvador

Dina López in her office in Clippinger Labs

By Ling Xin NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter When hydrogeochemist Dina López first came to Ohio University 24 years ago, she was already an expert in a widespread environmental problem in the Athens area: acid mine drainage. The brownish streams are a remnant of […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:26 pmNews Research

Geological Sciences Announces 2019 Department Award Winners

Dr. Greg Nadon presents the Maurice and Betty Warner scholarship to Abigail Gentry

Geological Sciences announces its 2019 Departmental Awards recipients: Department Faculty Awards Outstanding Teaching Award: Gregory Nadon Outstanding Research Award:  Alycia Stigall Outstanding Service Award:  Alycia Stigall Undergraduate Student Awards Outstanding Graduating Senior Award: Emily Simpson Sigma Gamma Epsilon W.A. Tarr Award: Jamie Halman Sigma Gamma Epsilon Field Camp Scholarship: Brady […]

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April 29, 2019 at 4:02 pmNews

Howard, Forsythe Posters Win First Place at Expo

Lucas Howard with his first-place poster

Geological Sciences students presented six posters at Ohio University’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo. Both graduate and undergraduate students presented research on diverse topics including fossil identification, geochemistry of harmful algal blooms, reconstructing Pleistocene and Pennsylvanian paleoclimates, and methods for detecting ancient asteroid impacts. Junior Geological Sciences major […]

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April 18, 2019 at 4:40 pmNews Research