SMU News – SMU geophysicist Zhong Lu is part of a team working on a new NASA program to make free satellite-based observations of Earth’s water, ecosystem and land surface available to anyone with an internet connection. Scientists routinely rely on data-intensive analysis and visualization of satellite observations to track Earth’s ever-changing surface. The open-sourcing of the information […]
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Congratulations to the following: Ryszard Stroynowski Dedman Family Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Russ Caren Prothro Award Robert Gregory and Joe Kobylka Perrine Prize
Heather DeShon, Professor and Chair of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, described a recent geophysics field study in California led by Beatrice Magnani and Chris Hayward. Describe the field study in Mono Lake. The Spring Field Studies to Mono Lake, CA was an outstanding success. We took 18 undergraduates, four graduate students, […]
Nature Portfolio – Chemical Communication Drive Microbial Community Structure Microbial communities are assemblages organized by various ecological and evolutionary processes that contribute to the different types and number of species across environments. At broad biogeographic patterns, certain microbial taxa are largely associated with particular environments (e.g., Cyanobacteria in marine systems) due to conserved phylogenetic traits. […]
Dedman College News – Heather DeShon, Department Chair and Professor in Dedman College’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, was elected SSA president and has already assumed duties as president-elect. According to the website, SSA is “committed to advancing seismology and sharing research with the public to help build an earthquake-aware world.” Congratulations!
SMU NEWS– Congratulations to Robert Gregory, a geologist in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences. He has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly for his research on how the earth’s dynamic systems and his teaching on how the solar system […]
KERA: Travis Nolan attends Southern Methodist University and ranked 5th in the world last year after taking gold in the IOIO, the International Origami Internet Olympiad. He’s a 20-year-old paleontology student who’s been into dinosaurs since the time he could talk. Travis Nolan, SMU paleontology student, likes to hang in the basement of Southern Methodist […]
Dallas Morning News: In the basement of SMU’s Heroy Science Hall, Travis Nolan cups an origami reptile in the palm of his hand. Technically, it’s not a dinosaur, though it looks like one. Nolan says the reptile, called a dimetrodon, walked the earth before dinosaurs even existed. The dimetrodon he’s holding has a small beige […]
WFAA To build a successful career in paleontology, you need a passion for fossils, geology and physiology. And, if you’re SMU student Travis Nolan, you bring the secret weapon of origami to the table, too. “Being surrounded by bones and fossils and natural history is always just kind of fun for me,” the SMU junior […]
A new dinosaur species identified by paleontologist Tony Fiorillo and SMU Ph.D. graduate Yoshitsugu Kobayashi was covered by the Mirror, Earth.com and LiveScience.