Archive for 2012

Gustavus at GSA

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 […]

Gustavus students and faculty to present research at GSA

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 […]

Nobel Conference 48: Our Global Ocean

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 […]

National Science Foundation grant funds research on the Platte River

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 […]

Spring Break 2012: The Desert Southwest

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, […]

Missives from the Field (2012 Spring Break Trip)

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.

Spring Break 2012 Trip to Utah

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.

Geology faculty research published in journals ‘Precambrian Research’ and ‘Biogeochemistry’

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 […]

Lee Petersen ’68 visits Geology department

This week, :Lee Petersen (Geology ’68) and Ginny Petersen (’67 Biology) were back at Gustavus. After graduation, Lee earned his MS and PhD at Arizona State, then joined the oil and gas industry. Lee has worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as an exploration advisor for 34 years. On Tuesday, Lee gave an inspiring talk to […]