Dr. Julia Cartwright’s research being conducted under a recent NASA grant is profiled in the UA News article, “UA Research Looks to Asteroid Belt for Clues on Early Solar System.” The project is focused on analyzing the geochemistry of meteorites to better understand the origin of the solar system, particularly an event known as the
Assistant Professor Becky Minzoni and Ph.D. student Victoria Fitzgerald are currently on a research vessel off Antarctica studying the Thwaites Glacier. This is an international effort, with team members from multiple institutions. One of the leaders is Alabama alumnus Dr. Julia Wellner (MS 1995). You can follow the team efforts via blog posts here. Because
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
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.
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
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.
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
Doctoral student Bingqing Lu (adviser Dr. Yong Zhang) published a paper in the Journal of Mathematics (http://www.mdpi.com/2227-7390/6/1) and the editorial office had selected one of her manuscript images for the cover of the issue. Congratulation Bingqing!