Entries tagged with ‘geology’

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Geology), Morgan Mellum ’23, Aidan Dahlseid ’21 et al. have a paper entitled “Paleoclimate-induced stress on polar forested ecosystems prior to the Permian–Triassic mass extinction” accepted for publication in the journal Scientific Reports. In part, this paper is the culmination of Morgan Mellum’s FYRE project from the summer of 2020, whereas Aidan Dahlseid […]

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Morgan Mellum ’23 and Sarah Genet ’23 have been awarded a large grant from the Evolving Earth Foundation to support their summer research with Erik Gulbranson (Geology). As a collaborative proposal, this award will fund travel and laboratory expenses for both of the independent research projects for Mellum and Genet.

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Triplett

Laura Triplett (Geology) was interviewed for a MPR News story about Enbridge’s Line 3 aquifer damage and the need for increased government oversight and transparency.

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Triplett and Julie Bartley

Laura Triplett and Julie Bartley (both Geology), working with Gustavus students Alex Senjem ’19, Emily Fischer ’19, Matt Allison ’21, Aidan Dahlseid ’21 and a multi-institutional team led by colleagues from the US Geological Survey, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Freshwater Society published an Inventory of Landslides for Minnesota as a US Geological […]

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Bartley

Julie Bartley (Geology) and co-authors Sydney Firmin ’14 and John Berger ’15 recently published a paper entitled “Stromatolites and calcitized evaporite in a hypersaline playa lake: Rossport Formation (Mesoproterozoic, Ontario)” in the journal The Depositional Record.

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Bartley

Julie Bartley (Geology) and co-authors Ashley Manning-Berg and Tara Selly ’13 recently published “Actualistic approaches to interpreting the role of biological decomposition in microbial preservation” the journal Geobiology.

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Geology) recently published a review of soil-forming environments on the former supercontinent of Gondwana in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. This review attempts to understand the nature of the land surface just prior to and inclusive of the most severe mass extinction in the history of life.

Faculty Spotlight: Erik Gulbranson

Erik Gulbranson (Geology) and Morgan Mellum ’23 presented their research results at the annual GSA meeting in Portland, OR as a poster titled: “Paleoclimate-induced stress on polar forested ecosystems prior to the Permian–Triassic mass extinction.” Gulbranson also presented a talk titled: “Late Permian soil-forming paleoenvironments on Gondwana.”

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Triplett

Laura Triplett (Geology) was quoted in a recent Star Tribune article about Line 3 and the ongoing concerns surrounding the project’s potential impact on the environment.

Julie Bartley, 2020 Faculty Service Award Winner

Julie Bartley (Geology) was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.