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Stigall Publishes a Hierarchical Framework for Species Invasions

Dr. Alycia Stigall

Not all invasions are equal. Dr. Alycia Stigall proposes a new framework to understand species invasions using the fossil record in a new review, “The Invasion Hierarchy: Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Invasion in the Fossil Record” published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Stigall is Professor of Geological Sciences […]

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November 8, 2019 at 4:47 pmResearch

Hembree Publication Investigates Centipede Behavior in Modern and Ancient Ecosystems

Cover image of the PALAIOS issue showing the burrowing activity and resulting structures of centipedes in the experimental study.

Dr. Daniel Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, recently published “Burrows and ichnofabric produced by centipedes: modern and ancient examples” in the journal PALAIOS, published by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Images from his study were featured on the issue’s cover. The paper details Hembree’s investigation of the […]

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November 1, 2019 at 10:18 amResearch

Nance Publishes Guide to World Heritage Site in Mid-Cornwall

DR. R. Damian Nance

A new book by Dr. Damian Nance, “A Complete Guide to the Engine Houses of Mid-Cornwall,” documents the history of an unlikely UNESCO World Heritage Site in the U.K., the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Nance is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Visitors to the […]

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October 25, 2019 at 5:03 pmResearch

Schenk Explores Intersection of Water, Climate and Human Impacts

Dr. Xizhen "Jenny" Schenk

Dr. Xizhen “Jenny” Schenk recently joined the faculty of Geological Sciences at Ohio University as an Assistant Professor of Instruction. Schenk’s teaching and research focus on exploring the field of environmental geology, particularly the intersection of climate, water, and human impacts. “My enthusiasm for geosciences originated from my admiration for […]

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October 9, 2019 at 4:03 pmResearch

Hembree Presents ‘Neoichnological Evidence of Predatory Behavior in Soil Arthropods’ at Germany Conference

Permian tetrapod Seymouria from the colletions of the Museum of Nature in Gotha

Dr. Dan Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences, traveled to Halle, Germany in September to attend the Third International Congress on Continental Ichnology. The ICCI brings scientist together from around the world that study the preserved traces of ancient animals that lived on land, in rivers, and in lakes tens of […]

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October 9, 2019 at 3:41 pmResearch

OHIO Geologists Share Their Science at GSA Annual Meeting

Geological Sciences students and alumni attending the GSA annual meeting in Phoenix

Six students and three faculty from the Geological Sciences Department traveled to Phoenix, AZ, to share and learn about the latest developments in geochemistry, geomorphology, paleontology, and gender dynamics in geology at the Geological Society of America annual meeting Sept. 21-25. Current department members presented five oral presentations (two of […]

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October 7, 2019 at 3:12 pmAlumni Research

Stigall Presents Prestigious Wilson Lecture in Norway

Dr. Stigall with ordovician rocks, containing brachiopods, at the Oslo Fjord, Norway

Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, presented the 2019 Wilson Lecture at the Centre for Earth and Evolution Dynamics at the University of Oslo, Norway in September. The center is one of the premier research institutes globally for research about the earth’s interior and reconstructing former […]

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October 7, 2019 at 2:26 pmResearch