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News

 

 

Fall 2014

 

Welcome to the new members of the lab, Samantha Hampton and Wesely Parker, undergraduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences.

 

Spring 2014

 

Congratulations to Mike Hils who has successfully defended his thesis and earned his Masterís degree in Geology!

 

Congratulations to Michael Blair for earning a Geological Society of America Student Research Grant to support his research on paleosols of the Dunkard Group!

 

Dr. Hembree has published a new paper on the neoichnology of the emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator, in the edited volume Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms.

 

Angeline Catena and Dr. Hembree have published a new paper on the neoichnology of the golden skink, Mabuya multifasciata, in the edited volume Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms.

 

Nicole Dzenowski and Dr. Hembree have published a new paper on the neoichnology of burrowing salamanders in the edited volume Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms.

 

Dr. Hembree has completed a new edited volume, Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms: Lessons from the Living, as part of the Topics in Geobiology series published by Springer Publishing.

 

Jared Bowen and Dr. Hembree have published a paper on the neoichnology of spirobolid millipedes in Palaeontologia Electronica (v. 17 no. 1, p. 1-48).

 

Fall 2013

 

Welcome to the newest members of the lab, Michael Blair, who is starting his Masters in Geology, and Madeline Ingle, who will be working as an undergraduate laboratory assistant thanks to funding from the OU PACE program.

 

Spring 2013

 

Congratulations to Jared Bowen who has successfully defended his thesis and completed his Masters in Geology!

 

Congratulations to Mike Hils for receiving a Geological Society of America Student Research Grant and a Paleontological Society Grant to fund his research on burrowing spiders.

 

Dr. Hembree has published a paper on the neoichnology of the giant vinegaroon in PALAIOS (v. 28, p. 141-162).

 

Fall 2012

 

Welcome to the newest members of the lab, Mike Hils, who is starting his Masters in Geology, and Allison Durkee, who will be working as an undergraduate laboratory assistant thanks to funding from the OU PACE program.

 

Angeline Catena and Dr. Hembree have published a paper on Pennsylvanian Casselman Formation paleosols in Geosciences (v. 2, p. 178-202).

 

Nicole Dzenowski and Dr. Hembree have published a paper on Pennsylvanian Glenshaw Formation paleosols in Geosciences (v. 2, p. 260-276).

 

Dr. Hembree has received a 3-year grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund to study paleosols and continental ichnofossils of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Dunkard Group in southeast Ohio and West Virginia.

 

Spring 2012

 

Congratulations to Nicole Dzenowski who has successfully defended her thesis and completed her Masters in Geology! Nicole will be starting a Ph.D. in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas in the Fall of 2012.

 

Congratulations to Angeline Catena who has successfully defended her thesis and completed her Masters in Geology!

 

Congratulations to Jared Bowen for receiving an Ed Picou Fellowship Grant for Graduate Studies in Earth Science from the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology to fund his research in Permian paleosols and ichnofossils.

 

Dr. Hembree has published a paper on the neoichnology of burrowing desert scorpions in Palaeontologia Electronica (v. 15, issue 1).

 

Krista Smilek and Dr. Hembree have published a paper on the neoichnology of burrowing holothurians in the Open Paleontology Journal (v. 4, p. 1-10).

 

Fall 2011

 

Welcome to a new member of the lab, Jared Bowen. Jared will be studying the neoichnology of myriapods as part of his MS degree.

 

Dr. Hembree and Dr. Gregory Nadon have published a paper on the paleosols and ichnofossils of the Late Pennsylvanian Conemaugh Group of southeastern Ohio in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (v. 312, p. 138-166).

 

Spring 2011

 

Congratulations to Nicole Dzenowski for receiving an Ed Picou Fellowship Grant for Graduate Studies in Earth Science from the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology to fund her research in Pennsylvanian paleosols and ichnofossils.

 

Congratulations to Angeline Catena for receiving a Geological Society of America Grant-in-Aid for her research with the neoichnology of burrowing skinks.

 

Dr. Hembree received a grant from the Ohio University Baker Fund to continue his research on the taphonomy of modern Nautilus in the Loyalty Islands.

 

Dr. Hembree and Dr. Gregory Nadon have published a paper on large, complex burrow systems occurring in freshwater deposits of the Late Pennsylvanian Monongahela Group of southeastern Ohio in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (v. 300, p. 128-137).

 

Fall 2010

 

Welcome to two new members of the lab, Angeline Catena and Nicole Dzenowski. Both Angeline and Nicole will be studying vertebrate neoichnology as part of their MS degrees.

 

Spring 2010

 

Congratulations to Bart Rasor who has successfully defended his senior thesis and completed his BS in Geology! Bart will be starting as a wellsite geologist for RPS this summer.

 

Fall 2009

 

Dr. Hembree has published a paper on the neoichnology of burrowing millipedes in PALAIOS (v. 24, p. 425-439).

 

Spring 2009

 

Congratulations to Krista Smilek who has successfully defended her thesis and completed her Masterís in Geology!Krista will be starting as Academic Director in the University of Cincinnati Department of Geology in the Fall of 2009.

 

Dr. Hembree received a 2-year PRF grant to study continental ichnofossils in the Pennsylvanian Appalachian Basin and modern biogenic structures.††

 

Dr. Hembree received a 5-year NSF grant to study the burrowing behavior and biogenic structures of extant terrestrial animals for application to the study of ichnofossils.

 

Fall 2008

 

Dr. Hembree and Dr. Stephen Hasiotis have published a paper on the continental ichnofossils and paleosols of the Miocene Pawnee Creek Formation of northeastern Colorado in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (v. 270, p. 349-365).

 

Welcome to a new member of the lab, Bart Rasor, who will be completing a senior thesis on the taphonomy of modern Nautilus in shallow marine environments as part of his Bachelorís degree in geology.

 

Dr. Hembree and Dr. Royal Mapes received a grant from the National Geographic Society to study the taphonomy of modern Nautilus in subtidal environments in the Loyalty islands in the South Pacific.

 

 

Student Opportunities

 

GRADUATE RESEARCH IN ICHNOLOGY AND PALEOPEDOLOGY

I am looking for well-qualified students wishing to pursue a MS in Geology focusing on continental ichnology and paleopedology. Applicants must have a B.S. or B.A. in geology. Experience in paleontology and sedimentology is preferred. Interested students are encouraged to apply to the Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences by February 1, 2015.

 

Visit: http://www.ohio.edu/geology/graduate_program.html for detailed application instructions. Questions should be directed to Dr. Daniel Hembree at hembree@ohio.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last revised: 9/2014