For 300 million years faults showed no activity, and then wastewater injections from oil and gas wells came along. Study authors took a different approach in the new work — they hunted for deformed faults below Texas.
Study by Beatrice Magnani, USGS and other SMU scientists shows recent seismicity in Fort Worth Basin occurred on faults not active for 300 million years.
The modern link between high carbon levels and climate change didn’t appear to hold true for a time interval about 25 million years ago; but now a new study using a different methodology has found the link does indeed exist.
Australian Geographic has covered the research of SMU paleobotanist Bonnie F. Jacobs, a professor in SMU's Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences.
Working with a global team of researchers, SMU paleobotanist Bonnie Jacobs and colleagues have cracked the mystery of leaf size.
A global team of researchers, including SMU paleobotanist Bonnie F. Jacobs, have cracked the mystery of leaf size.
The University of Texas System has recognized SMU Research Assistant Professor Alisa J. Winkler for extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction.
A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid.
The state of West Virginia has been home to coal-driven energy for nearly two centuries. Now SMU has discovered it's home to a vast source of geothermal energy.