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Hembree Presents Keynote at International Conference in South Africa

Dr. Daniel Hembree

Dr. Dan Hembree, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, traveled to South Africa in October to present a keynote talk on “Experimental continental neoichnology: the lessons animals can teach us in the laboratory and field” at the Second International Congress on Continental Ichnology. Hembree’s keynote address discussed the […]

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October 30, 2017 at 11:44 pmResearch

Seeley Spent Summer in Rock Room, Then Helping with Field Camp

Observing lumps of chromite with student Christian Thomas. Credit: Emma Swaninger

By Jack Seeley Geological Sciences graduate student I started out my summer cutting rocks in Clippinger’s rock room to make slides for microscopic analysis of impact structures for my M.S. thesis under the direction of Dr. Keith Milam. After the rocks were cut, I ground them by hand in a […]

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October 29, 2017 at 4:23 pmNews

Kogler Probes Paleosols That Are Used in Climate Reconstructions

Sarah Kogler

By Sarah Kogler Geological Sciences graduate student My project examines the influence that modern climate has on paleoclimate estimates with depth. Paleosols (soils formed long ago) are used widely in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. I expected that, with time, exposed paleosols would reflect environmental characteristics at the time of exposure rather than […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:57 pmResearch

Jahl Adds Planet Interior Components to Exoplanetary Models

Vernal Falls from the John Muir Trail

By Peter Jahl Geological Sciences graduate student This summer, I ended up adding new sections to my exoplanetary models in order to represent more realistic components of a planet’s interior. I added a layer of a mineral called “post-perovskite,” which is a high-pressure phase of perovskite found near the core-mantle boundary, […]

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October 29, 2017 at 3:17 pmResearch