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An international scientific team co-led by Lonnie Thomspon, Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences, successfully drilled the longest ice core outside the polar regions. The ice core was recovered from the Guliya Ice Cap in Tibet.
Professor Derek Sawyer received a grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire multibeam maps and sediment samples in St. John (USVI) to document erosion and deposition in response to two Category 5 hurricanes (Irma and Maria) that hit the region in September.
Thirty-six students and faculty from SES showed off their latest research at AGU in New Orleans last week. We presented more than 25 posters and 18 talks on topics ranging from solid earth geophysics to snow hydrology.
Earth Sciences professor Matthew Saltzman is co-author on a paper in Nature Geoscience this month, with former PhD student Cole Edwards (PhD 2014, now Assistant Professor at Appalachian State Univ) as lead author, which links a dramatic tripling of biodiversity of animal life d