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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 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

Dr. Dina López

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

Geologists Visit the Earth’s Mantle via Kimberlites from Kentucky

HTC Geological Sciences student Thomas Johns holds samples of kimberlite collected in Elliott County, Ky., which contain pieces of the Earth's mantle.

A small group of Ohio University students under the direction of Dr. Keith Milam, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, visited eastern Kentucky in search of samples from the Earth’s mantle in October. As a part of Thomas Johns‘ Honors Tutorial College geology tutorial project, Johns, Milam, and graduate student Logan […]

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January 4, 2019 at 11:59 amIn Class News Research

Alumni, Faculty Publish on Six New Invertebrate Species in Tanzania

Y. Ranjeev Epa examines the Cenozoic gastropods of the Nsungwe Formation

Ohio University faculty and alumni published an article about the discovery of six new species of invertebrates found during a paleontological exploration of rift deposits in southwestern Tanzania. After analyzing invertebrate fossils that were alive 24 to 26 million years ago in the Rukwa Rift Basin, OHIO paleontologists published the […]

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October 31, 2018 at 9:20 amResearch

Howard and López Investigate Link Between Pollution and Algal Blooms on Lake Erie

Lucas Howard collects a sediment sample along the Maumee River. Nutrient loads are examined in both the deposited sediment and water samples.

Contamination of the Maumee River due to agricultural activities is a significant problem for the water resources at Lake Erie and cities like Toledo, Ohio. Specifically, harmful algae blooms are a subject of growing concern and study. Aided by fertilizer runoff, harmful algae blooms can grow rapidly and cover vast […]

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October 22, 2018 at 3:23 pmResearch