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Stigall Publishes a Hierarchical Framework for Species Invasions

Dr. Alycia Stigall, portraitNot all invasions are equal. Dr. Alycia Stigall proposes a new framework to understand species invasions using the fossil record in a new review, “The Invasion Hierarchy: Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Invasion in the Fossil Record” published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. Stigall is Professor of Geological Sciences […]

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Posted on 11/08/2019

Career Corner | STEM Graduates Can Earn Tuition-Free Master’s in Education & Teaching Fellowships

Photo of two teachersStudents graduating with STEM majors and interested in teaching STEM in a K-12 setting are invited to apply for fully-funded opportunities to earn a master’s degree in Education, gain classroom experience, and become a licensed teacher. The RALLY for STEM NOYCE Teaching Fellows Program at Ohio University offers the following opportunities; […]

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Posted on 11/07/2019

Hembree Publication Investigates Centipede Behavior in Modern and Ancient Ecosystems

image of the October 2019 cover of PALAIOSDr. Daniel Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, recently published “Burrows and ichnofabric produced by centipedes: modern and ancient examples” in the journal PALAIOS, published by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Images from his study were featured on the issue’s cover. The paper details Hembree’s investigation of the […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Milam Quoted, Gives Lecture on Serpent Mound and Asteroid Impact

Dr. Keith Milam, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, was quoted in the Exponent in a story headlined “Lecture to discuss Serpent Mound impact crater in southern Ohio.” The lecture, named “The Serpent Mound and the Asteroid Impact”, will be presented by Dr. Keith Milam, the assistant professor […]

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Posted on 10/27/2019

Nance Publishes Guide to World Heritage Site in Mid-Cornwall

Damian Nance, portraitA new book by Dr. Damian Nance, “A Complete Guide to the Engine Houses of Mid-Cornwall,” documents the history of an unlikely UNESCO World Heritage Site in the U.K., the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Nance is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Visitors to the […]

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Posted on 10/25/2019

Notable Alumni | Eric Bikis Knows How Water Works—for the Future & in the Past

Eric Bikis, portrait— Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Eric Bikis ’76 Mathematics, ’78 M.S. Geology Eric Bikis started in petroleum but then gravitated […]

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Posted on 10/19/2019

Nance Honored by Geological Association of Canada With Two-Day Symposium

Damian Nance, portraitDr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, was honored for his 45-year research career on the formation and breakup of Earth’s supercontinents by the Geological Association of Canada at its annual meeting in Quebec City. The event, entitled “Pannotia to Pangea: Paleozoic orogenic cycles in […]

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Posted on 10/09/2019

Schenk Explores Intersection of Water, Climate and Human Impacts

Xizhen "Jenny" Schenk, portrait outdoorsDr. Xizhen “Jenny” Schenk recently joined the faculty of Geological Sciences at Ohio University as an Assistant Professor of Instruction. Schenk’s teaching and research focus on exploring the field of environmental geology, particularly the intersection of climate, water, and human impacts. “My enthusiasm for geosciences originated from my admiration for […]

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Posted on 10/09/2019

Hembree Presents ‘Neoichnological Evidence of Predatory Behavior in Soil Arthropods’ at Germany Conference

an impression of Permian tetrapod Seymouria skeletonDr. Dan Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences, traveled to Halle, Germany in September to attend the Third International Congress on Continental Ichnology. The ICCI brings scientist together from around the world that study the preserved traces of ancient animals that lived on land, in rivers, and in lakes tens of […]

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Posted on 10/09/2019

OHIO Geologists Share Their Science at GSA Annual Meeting

Six students and three faculty from the Geological Sciences Department traveled to Phoenix, AZ, to share and learn about the latest developments in geochemistry, geomorphology, paleontology, and gender dynamics in geology at the Geological Society of America annual meeting Sept. 21-25. Current department members presented five oral presentations (two of […]

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Posted on 10/07/2019