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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

Dr. Daniel Hembree, Professor of Geological Sciences, and former graduate student Jennifer Carnes M.S. ’17 recently published Response of soils and soil ecosystems to the PennsylvanianPermian climate transition in the upper fluvial plain of the Dunkard Basin, southeastern Ohio, USA in the open access journal Geosciences. In this study, Hembree […]

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

Ohio University paleontologists Drs. Alycia Stigall and Daniel Hembree, both professors of Geological Sciences, presented at the 5th International Paleontological Congress in Paris (IPC5), France in July. The IPC5 is the largest gathering of professional paleontologists globally, and this meeting included more than 1,000 participants from around the world. All […]

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

Ohio University hosted the Third Annual Meeting of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 653 in June. This conference, titled Trekking Across the GOBE (Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event): From the Cambrian through the Katian brought together a group of 60 scientists from eight nations. Participants engaged in three days of scientific […]

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

Ohio University alum George T. Jenkins ’70 passed away on Aug. 15, according to his obituary in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio. George attended Ohio University, receiving a B.S. in Geology. Soon after starting his first job out of college, he was drafted into the U.S. […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 18

Does Earth have another supercontinent hidden in its geologic historyabout 600 million years ago? It looks like all hell was breaking loose on Earth, and my guess is that Pannotia is at the center of all these weird and wonderful things that were happening at that time, saysDr.R. Damian Nance,Distinguished […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 09

Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 12. The full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with real scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall. The cost is $12 online or $10 if you send […]

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Geological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 02

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