Research

Dr. Robinson and her research in the news

Take time and check out the last news about Dr. Delores Robinson’s research on oil and gas exploration in northeast Pakistan: https://www.ua.edu/news/2018/01/partnership-brings-ua-pakistan-researchers-together/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News%20-%20Faculty%20and%20Staff

Greg Brenn and Samantha Hansen publish in Geology

Recent M.S. graduate Greg Brenn (soon joining Geoscience Australia) and his adviser, Samantha Hansen, recently published his thesis research in Geology, their research is featured on the cover.  This publication stems from several years of fieldwork in Antarctica funded by Dr. Hansen’s NSF CAREER grant.  The paper describes thermal loading and uplift of the Transantarctic

Rebecca Minzoni’s ice shelf research profiled in Eos.

Eos features paleoclimate research Dr. Rebecca Minzoni presented at the recent American Geophysical Union meeting. Her work on West Antarctic ice shelf variation, using sedimentology and micropaleontology, not only reveals ancient ice and climate processes, but is also gives useful insight into present-day ice shelf variation and its ties to ocean currents and global climate

Hanna Reed wins an award by the SIPES

Congratulation to Hannah Reed (https://geo.ua.edu/grad-student-profile/hanna-wright/) who won the Marvolene Speed Bennett and Carleton D. Speed, Jr. Endowed Fund Award; this award is given by the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (https://sipes.org/ ). Hannah, we are very proud of you!

Matt Wielicki quoted in EARTH magazine.

A recent study concerning the origin of early zircons quotes Matt Wielicki, who’s research at UCLA prior to joining Alabama, led to very different conclusions. These investigations are central to understanding the origin of plate tectonics. Read the article here.

Tom Tobin’s research featured in Eos

Tom Tobin was quoted in a recent article in the American Geophysical Union’s publications Eos that focused on his and other recent publications concerning the events leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous.

Way to go DGS!

Please note that our Department has an exceptional presence in the last issue of GSA Today (http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/26/7/flip/i1052-5173-26-7/#p=30). Graduate students from DGS won four GSA graduate research awards this year. Peng Shang (Ph. D) and Alex Nicosia (Ph.D) were winners in their respective research fields. Peng proposed to conduct research to improve understanding of hydrological controls

Grad Students Win EPA’s P3 Competition Award

Congratulations to Peng Shang (PhD student) and Zachary Stephens (undergraduate student) for being part of a winning team receiving the EPA’s P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) competition award. They will receive $15k working on a project improving rural water quality, and in April, 2017, they will travel to DC presenting their findings at the