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Ohio University faculty and alumni published an article about the discovery of six new species of invertebrates found during a paleontological exploration of rift deposits in southwestern Tanzania. After analyzing invertebrate fossils that were alive 24 to 26 million years ago in the Rukwa Rift Basin, OHIO paleontologists published the […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 31

Dr. Dawn Ruth recently joined the faculty of Geological Sciences at Ohio University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ruth’s work focuses on decipheringmagmatic processes before volcanic eruptions. Ruth applies the same enthusiasm to her research and her classroom. She is teaching GEOL 1010: How the Earth Works and GEOL 3120: […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 26

Contamination of the Maumee River due to agricultural activities is a significant problem for the water resources at Lake Erie and cities like Toledo, Ohio. Specifically, harmful algae blooms are a subject of growing concern and study. Aided by fertilizer runoff, harmful algae blooms can grow rapidly and cover vast […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 22

Ohio University alumni Jen Bauer and Adriane Lam were quoted in a story headlined “Time Scavengers and Science Literacy: 6 Tips for Creating Online Resources” that appeared on The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy. Both earned the M.S. in Geology from the College of Arts & Sciences, Bauer in 2014 […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 16

On the first day of September, in a field of ancient Celtic barrows on the wind-swept north coast of Arthurian Cornwall, Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, was named a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, which loosely translates as the “throne” or “high seat” of the Celtic […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 21

Ohio University Geologists Dr. Dina Lpez and Abioudun Emmanuel Ayo-Bali M.S. ’19 want to know why the fish population recoveredbut not the macroinvertebratesin water contaminated by a 2005 volcanic eruption in El Salvador. When the Santa Ana volcano erupted, emitting ash and gases in 2005, the ash fell preferentially to […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 21

With the help of faculty, staff and alumni from the Geological Sciences Department, 19 geology students participated an engaging, field-based course, GEOL 4960 Field Geology in the wilds of Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming this summer. In many ways, this exciting class was typical of previous years […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Sep 06

Dr. Damian Nance,Distinguished ProfessorEmeritus of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been invited to give keynotes at major meetings on three continents about an article in which he provides evidence for the existence of Pannotia, a supercontinent predating Pangea by 300 million years. The article garnered widespread interest both here […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 31

Generations of geology students at Ohio University have studied the Ames Limestone, the most fossiliferous rock layer in the Athens area, for class field trips and projects. This unit preserves skeletal remains of marine animalscorals, snails, brachiopods, trilobites, sharks that inhabited a shallow sea that covered Athens about 300 million […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 31

Snails may be physically rather slow, but the six new species identified by Ohio University researchers put on plenty of evolutionary speed when they had to. Ohio University paleontologists analyzing snail fossils from 24 to 26 million years ago have identified six new speciesand published the first documentation of rapid […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 31

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