Post Tagged with: "geological sciences research"

Fornash Wins National Grant for Geochemistry Research

Dr. Katherine Fornash

Dr. Katherine Fornash is one of only 35 junior faculty recipients to receive a national highly competitive Oak Ridge Associated Universities research grant, reports Ohio University News. The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty. The award provides $10,000 […]

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October 19, 2020 at 8:17 pmResearch

Stigall Organizes Free Conference, Brings Together Researchers from Six Continents

Dr. Alycia Stigall hosts “The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.”

When the annual meeting of the UNESCO funded international geoscience project that she co-chairs was canceled, Dr. Alycia Stigall decided that scientific conferences are essential for building collaborations and advancing scientific knowledge, and so she found a way to host “The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event” conference despite […]

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September 15, 2020 at 2:41 pmNews Research

López Receives Fulbright to Teach Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Systems in Argentina

Dr. Dina López

Dr. Dina López is taking her expertise in hydrothermal systems and acid mine drainage to Argentina, where she will teach as a Fulbright Scholar in a volcanic area that still has much to divulge about its past and its possible future. “Western Argentina has several volcanoes and associated hydrothermal systems […]

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August 26, 2020 at 10:29 amResearch

Schenk Article Examines Impacts of Climatic Variability on Northward Flowing Rivers

Dr. Xizhen "Jenny" Schenk

Dr. Xizhen “Jenny” Schenk authored an article in the journal River Research and Applications on “Impacts of climatic variability on northward flowing rivers in North America, using a paired basin approach.” Schenk is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Northward flowing rivers in continental mid- or […]

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April 15, 2020 at 9:21 amResearch

OHIO Geologists attend the AGU Fall Meeting

Dr. Katherine Fornash

Faculty and students from the Ohio University Geological Sciences Department traveled to San Francisco to share their science and learn about the latest developments in petrology, geochemistry and hydrogeology at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Dec. 9-13. Katherine F. Fornash and Donna L. Witney. Petrogenesis and Significance of Lawsonite-bearing […]

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January 21, 2020 at 3:14 pmResearch

Fornash Provides Insight into Fluid Processes Operating when Tectonic Plates are Subducted

Dr. Katherine Fornash

Dr. Katherine Fornash, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, recently published “Lawsonite-rich layers as records of fluid and element mobility in subducted crust (Sivrihisar Massif, Turkey)” in the journal Chemical Geology. For this study, Fornash studied metamorphic veins and metasomatic layers from northwest Turkey that contain a rarely […]

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January 21, 2020 at 3:04 pmResearch

Stigall Contributes to Comprehensive Review of African Fossil Crustacean

Dispersal pathways used by African clam shrimp to colonize other continents. From Gallego et al. (2020)

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, recently published “The Devonian-Cretaceous fossil record of ‘conchostracans’ of Africa and their paleobiogeographic relationships with other Gondwanan faunas” in Journal of African Earth Sciences with an international team of collaborators. Conchostracans, or clam shrimp, are crustaceans that live in shallow, ephemeral […]

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January 13, 2020 at 4:18 pmResearch