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Eugene Domack
Antarctic Warming Leads to Crab Migration

A paper co-authored by Geosciences Professor Eugene Domack that demonstrates how rising temperatures in the Antarctic margin have allowed an invasive species to decimate the existing marine life was published on Sept. 7 in the British journal  Proceedings B, the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal.  More ...

Theresa Allinger '11 discusses her senior thesis with David Fink, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization and IAEA member.
Allinger '11 Presents at International Antarctic Earth Sciences Symposium

Theresa Allinger ’11, a geosciences major, presented a poster on her senior thesis research “Antarctic Deep Sea Corals as Paleoceanographic Proxies for Warm Water Upwelling” at the recent International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences held at the University of Edinburgh. Her participation was supported by the J. W. Johnson Family Professorship stipend and the National Science Foundation through Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences.  More ...

Drew Christ '11 discusses his senior thesis at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Christ '11 Discusses Thesis at National Snow and Ice Data Center

Drew Christ '11 recently discussed the results of his senior thesis at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His short talk was related to the annual data meeting of the LARISSA working group. One of the highlights of the discussion was the recognition that Christ’s work has defined for the first time the precise chronology for glacial advance during the Little Ice Age in glaciers of the Graham Land coast, Antarctic Peninsula, which took place between AD 1110 and AD 1690.  More ...

Alex De Moor poses at the base of the Ediacara Period.
Alex De Moor '10 Conducts Field Work in Namibia

Alex De Moor '10 recently completed more than a month of field work in Namibia working on the Neoproterozoic glacigenic rocks of the Otavi Platform. Among other results of the field work were the collection and discovery of perhaps some of the earliest forms of animal fossils every found, that his team uncovered these unusual forms at the base of the Ediacaran section right above a prominent glacial layer known as a tillite.  More ...

Returning Alums Share Expertise at Reunions '11

Over the course of Reunions ’11 Weekend, speakers at 30 Alumni College events informed the more than 1,000 returning alumni and guests on a wide variety of topics, ranging from urban redevelopment to food allergies to healthcare to sustainable investments. Here are brief reports on six of those sessions.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Domack Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Eugene Domack, the J.W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Only one in 1000 members is elected to Fellowship each year. He will be honored at the December 2011 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco.  More ...

Students from Seneca Street School in Oneida visit with a snake in Prof. Dave Gapp's lab.
Faculty Help Local Children Discover the Wonders of Science

Two groups of local third-grade students recently enjoyed some hands-on science learning with the help of Hamilton’s science faculty. For about 20 years, Professor of Biology Dave Gapp has organized “Science Exploration Days” which bring classes of elementary school students to Hamilton for guided tours and short lessons in various areas of science.  More ...

Jennifer Thompson '11, left, and Heather Parker '11.
Seniors Present Posters at Geological Society Meeting

Jennifer L. Thompson ’11 and Heather D. Parker ’11 presented posters at the Northeastern/North-Central Geological Society of America Joint Section Meeting held in Pittsburgh on March 22. Both were in the Geologic Education session of the conference.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Domack Presents at Lunar and Planetary Institute

Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies, presented A Chemotrophic Ecosystem beneath an Antarctic Ice Shelf: Discovery and Demise following Ice Shelf Collapse to a team of scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) on Thursday, Feb. 24.  In the evening, Domack presented a public lecture titled Earth's Dynamic Climate Part 1:Icehouse to Greenhouse Transitions in Earth History: Lessons from Deep Time to Recent for the public as part of the LPI Lecture Series titled Cosmic Explorations.  More ...

Antarctic landscape
Domack and Shevenell ’96 Publish Paper in Nature

The journal Nature published a paper on Feb. 9 co-authored by Eugene Domack, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies; alumna Amelia Shevenell ’96, his former student who is now a lecturer at the University College London; Anitra Ingalls, University of Washington professor; and C. Kelly, a University of Washington graduate. Titled “Holocene Southern Ocean surface temperature variability west of the Antarctic Peninsula,” the paper is also featured in the journal’s News and Views section which highlights papers of special note.  More ...

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