We can almost taste spring, but I still want to share some photos and stories from this past January in Geology. Our corner of Nobel was very lively! The Dinosaur class finished up their fossil preparation and curation, and took a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. If you want to see the fossil [...]
This January, Dr. Bartley is teaching “Dinosaurs and Food”, and dino fever is taking over the lower level of Nobel Hall! Today, each student selected their own REAL 150-million year old dinosaur bone to prepare and curate for display. The bones were lent to us by the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Over the next two weeks, [...]
Students and faculty from Geology and Environmental Studies attended the 2012 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Charlotte, NC. Geology and ES faculty member Julie Bartley gave a talk titled “Microbialites in a high-altitude Andean lake as a natural analogue for Proterozoic stromatolite fabrics”. ES and Chemistry faculty member Jeff Jeremiason [...]
This weekend, a size-able contingent of Gustavus faculty and students head to Charlotte, NC for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Prof. Bartley is giving a talk on modern stromatolites in a high-altitude lake in the Andes, while her student researcher Tara Selly (’13, Geology and Biology) will present a poster describing [...]
We are just days away from this year’s Nobel Conference on the topic of Our Global Ocean! Dr. Bartley is one of the co-chairs of the conference, Dr. Triplett has been participating on the planning committee, and several of our geology majors will be student hosts for the Nobel speakers. We are thrilled to be [...]
Prof. Laura Triplett has received a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study silica cycling in large western rivers. The grant, totaling more than $150,000, was received in conjunction with collaborators Dr. Karin Kettenring, a wetland plant ecologist at Utah State University, and Dr. Michal Tal, a geomorphologist at the University of Aix-Marseilles [...]
Professor Laura Triplett and 16 Gustavus students just returned from a week exploring geologic wonderlands in Utah and New Mexico. Every year, one of our Geology profs takes the students in GEO 212:Evolution of the Earth on a spring break fieldtrip, and all other geology majors are welcome to come along. We camp, hike, drive, [...]
Today, the field trip crew finished in Canyonlands (look at that scenery!) and headed out to New Mexico for the final days of field work.
Seventeen students joined Laura Triplett for this year’s Spring Break geology field trip. Vans departed Saturday (3/31) and students awoke to snow today (Monday) near Moab (see photo). Reports from the field indicate that morale is high, despite the chilly morning.
Last month, Dr. Julie Bartley and Dr. Laura Triplett each had new research published. Dr. Bartley published an article titled “Chemostratigraphy of the Late Mesoproterozoic Atar Group, Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania: Muted isotopic variability, facies correlation, and global isotopic trends”, in which she and co-authors Linda Kah and David Teal used the geochemistry of 1.2 billion-year-old [...]