Domack Feted as Fellow of American Geophysical Union
Only One in 1000 Members is Elected to Fellowship Each Year
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
December 15, 2011
Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He was honored at the AGU’s fall meeting in San Francisco, Dec. 5-9.
According to the AGU website, “To be elected a Fellow of AGU is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Nominated Fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are major breakthrough/discovery and paradigm shift. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. New Fellows are chosen by a Committee of Fellows.”
The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. AGU members make up the largest single organization dedicated to the advancement of geophysics. Uniting Earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, space and planetary scientists, AGU provides a dynamic forum for the geophysical community through top-ranked scientific journals, world-renowned meetings and conferences, news and political updates and scientific and technical committees.
Specializing in the sediments, paleoenvironments, and glacial geology of the Southern Hemisphere, Domack has been the chief scientist aboard many research vessels to Antarctica. Over the last 15 years he has led more than 100 undergraduates to Antarctica as part of his NSF-sponsored research program. He has published many articles for journals such as Nature, Antarctic Science, Marine Geology, and Geological Society of America Bulletin, and has also edited the book, The Earth's Glacial Record.