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Researchers including BC's Jeremy Shakun assemble the first extensive climatological account of the Greenland ice sheet.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences explores the way the Earth works and the processes that shape our evolving planet. Our faculty integrate a strong commitment to quality teaching with an active research program that spans a broad array of topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Our undergraduate major programs and our graduate program prepare students for careers in the geosciences and related fields. Research opportunities are available for students to work with our faculty studying the Earth’s complex systems and the interrelations among the solid earth, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. Our students learn to be scientifically literate citizens of planet Earth, well prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of maintaining a habitable planet for future generations.
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We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Carling Hay from Harvard University. She will start on September 1, 2017. Her research focuses on using statistical techniques to better understand global mean sea level during current and past warm periods, and to develop the tools necessary to extract source information from historical sea-level records. Understanding how past sea level has changed in response to rising surface temperatures is a critical step in our ability to predict sea-level rise into the next century and beyond.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Shannon Graham from Harvard University. She will start on September 1, 2017. Her research focuses on crustal deformation, earthquake cycle and slow slip events. She will be teaching Intro to Geophysics, Geophysical Data Processing, Quantitative Methods, and Exploring Earth History.
As a young girl growing up in small town Pennsylvania, Natasha Bednarz, MCAS ’17, investigated all things in her path. She explored the outdoors, collected rocks, and read for hours nonstop. Now, at Boston College, Bednarz has a Fulbright Scholarship to her name. After graduation, she will combine her lifelong scientific sensibilities, love of nature, and career goals into a high-caliber research project in the Caucasus region of Armenia.
Assessing response of local moisture conditions in central Brazil to variability in regional monsoon intensity using speleothem 87Sr/86Sr values.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 463, 310-322, Wortham, B.E.*, Wong, C.I., McGee, D., Rasbury, E.T., Silva, L.C.R., Montanez, I.P., Cooper, K., Sharp, W.D., Glessner, J.G., Santos, C.V. 2017
Initiation and duration of Grampian orogenesis constrained by refined Sm–Nd garnet geochronology of the Ballantrae ophiolite, Scotland
Journal of the Geological Society, London, Stewart, E.M., Baxter, E.F., Ague, J.J. (2017)
Geochemical evidence for a Ganderian arc/back-arc remnant in SE New England, USA
Kay, A., Hepburn, J.C., Kuiper, Y.D., Baxter, E.F., (2017). American Journal of Science, 317, p. 413-448
Garnet: A Rock Forming Mineral Petrochronometer
Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 83, p. 469-533.Seism. Baxter, E.F., Caddick, M.J., Dragovic, B. (2017).
Channel response to sediment release: insights from a paired analysis of dam removal
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Collins, M.J., Snyder, N.P., Boardman, G., Banks, W.S.L., Andrews, M., Baker, M.E., Conlon, M., Gellis, A., McClain, S., Miller, A., and Wilcock
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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