Post Tagged with: "geological sciences research"

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

Wolbert Earns Prestigious Groundwater Research Prize for Work on Acid Mine Drainage

Ryan Wolbert

Ohio University graduate student Ryan Wolbert received the Farvolden Award at the National Groundwater Association’s annual Groundwater Summit in Las Vegas in December. The Farvolden Award is given to the most outstanding student posters on a scored, judged presentation. Wolbert, who is pursuing an M.S. in Geological Sciences at OHIO, […]

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December 16, 2019 at 4:02 pmResearch

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