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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Jeremy Shakun

Greenland's Glacial Pace: From ancient sands, scientists assemble the first extensive climatological account of the Greenland ice sheet

Assistant Professor Jeremy Shakun is co-author of a new report in the December 8 edition of the journal Nature. The report offers a first detailed climatological history, dating back 7.5 million years, of the Greenland ice sheet.

Ethan Baxter

The Clean Lab

Associate Professor and Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences Ethan Baxter says the department's new Center for Isotope Geochemistry gives researchers the ability to study earth materials dating as far back as four billion years.

Chris hepburn

Professor Emeritus Chris Hepburn Receives the GSA Distinguished Service Award

Professor Emeritus Chris Hepburn received the Distinguished Service Award from the Geological Society of America this year at its Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in September. This award is a significant honor in recognition of the work Chris has given to the Society over the years including Chairing of its Annual Meeting and serving on the GSA Council, Executive Committee, and as a Trustee of Geological Society of America Foundation.

Recent Publications

John Waldman, Karen A. Wilson, Martha Mather & Noah P. Snyder, 2016. A Resilience Approach Can Improve Anadromous Fish Restoration, Fisheries, 41:3, 116-126.

Ebel, J.E., An Enigmatic Little Earthquake Swarm near Searsport, Maine, Seism. Res. Lett., 87, in press, 2016.

Collings, D.A., Savov, I., Maniero, K., Baxter, E., Harvey, J., Dimitrov, I. 2016. Late Cretaceous UHP metamorphism recorded in kyanite-garnet schists from the Central Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Lithos, 246-247, p. 165-181 

Strother, P.K. 2016. Systematics and evolutionary significance of some new cryptospores from the Cambrian of eastern Tennessee, USA. Review of Palæobotany and Palynology 227: 28-41. doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.006

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