Alabama alumnus Will Burke (BS in Geology 2008, MS in Geology 2012) presented MS student Jonathan Riddle and Ph.D. student Rebecca Greenberg $2000 each as winners of the Geosyntec Outstanding Research Paper Awards during the Fall GSAB meeting. Geosyntec sponsors these awards to promote cutting edge research related to the assessment and treatment of chemical contaminants
Geology majors established a University of Alabama chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). This is the first chapter in the state of Alabama, and will be a valuable way students can bridge their experiences as geology majors to careers in professional geology. AIPG is the largest organization promoting geology as a profession nationwide,
Volcanologist Dr. Kim Genareau conducts fascinating interdisciplinary research into the complex interplay of explosive eruptions of ash, volcanic lightning, and atmospheric processes of ice nucleation, resulting in a recent publication in the journal Atmosphere. Her image of an eruption in Santiaguito, Guatemala was chosen for the cover.
Dr. Rona Donahoe is the new President of the University of Alabama Faculty Senate. More details can be found in this profile. Dr. Donahoe will continue to be an active member of our faculty throughout her time as President. The Department looks forward to seeing her accomplishments in her important new role and congratulates her
Coastal work on the role of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) in the nutrient budget of Mobile Bay (AL) by Daniel Montiel (Ph.D candidate at DSG) brought attention again in a popular science magazine: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-mobile-bay-excess-nutrients.html
Congratulation to Souvik Bhattacharjee, Raleigh Koeberle, Lauren Parker, and Leah Travis Taylor on earning a 2018 Research Grant from the Geological Society of America. Great job!!
Sapiens, a publication of the Wenner Gren Foundation, wrote a profile on Ph.D. student Christine Bassett’s ongoing research into paleoclimate records in Unalaska, part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Her research combines analyzing sclerochronological and geochemical records of past marine climate with archaeological data pertaining to human adaptation to climate and environmental conditions.
Professor Delores Robinson was recently elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Her important contributions to understanding the Himalayas, among many other investigations, makes this honor richly deserved. She joins 8 other current and emeritus faculty in Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences who are GSA Fellows.
Dr. Becky Minzoni is part of an international team that was recently funded to investigate glacial dynamics and related paleoclimate records in Antarctica. The project was recently awarded funding by the U.K.’s Natural Environment Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation. Read more about it here on Alabama’s News Center.
The University of Alabama published a piece on a recent book edited by Dr. Ibrahim Çemen. Read it here. The book, Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, was published by Wiley and the American Geophysical Union and represents a compilation of many different teams addressing issues related to this dynamic area, including a