A team of climate scientists and geologists including Dr Robert DeConto recently received a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to drill through the Greenland Ice Sheet and into the bedrock below, where they will be able to evaluate how long it has been since the last ice sheet retreated from the continent. Read more...
Dr.'s Brian Yellen, Christine Hatch, and post-doc Dr. Will Daniels are involved with the formation of the Fort River Watershed Association in Amherst, MA. The Daily Hampshire Gazette recently featured water quality testing they are performing along the river in coordination with the Connecticut River Conservancy in response to high nutrient levels within the watershed. Read more...
Dr Stan Stevens retired this month after a 33 year-long career of teaching, 25 of them at U-Mass Amherst— Dr Stevens research and teaching explores society/nature interaction via political and culture ecological approaches and collaborative fieldwork with indigenous peoples. Find out more about Dr. Stevens, his teaching, and his work here...
Dr Julie Brigham-Grette is one of several Arctic scientists who recently colllaborated with Artist Blane De St Croix on his current exhibition How to Move a Landscape, currently at MassMOCA. This exhibition involves years of research-intensive pieces involving years of fieldwork and collaboration with scientists, and includes large-scale installations that incorporate recetn research about the effect
Recent alum Dr Jessica McBeck and professor Dr Michele Cooke are senior authors on a recent paper in Earth and Planetary Science Letters studying how the mechanical energy budget in accretionary prisms, a fundamental geological structure at tectonic plate margins, scales from analog models in the lab to real-world examples and its implicat
Recent alum Dr Benjamin Keisling and professor Dr Rob DeConto are senior authors on a new paper discussing the results of Benjamin's work at U-Mass, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for Ice and Climate, on new mechanisms for how and when a network of canyons under the Greenland Ice Sheet formed, especially one that is so deep and long it’s ca
The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is offering several online courses for the 2nd session of the Summer 2020 term. These courses begin July 6th and end August 14th.
If you are interested in these courses, please register by June 19th to guarantee that they will have enough students to be run.
On Friday, May 22, the Department (virtually) held its annual awards ceremony granting awards and scholarships to outstanding seniors and research scholarships to graduate students from our department alumni endowments and memorial funds. It's with much pride that we celebrate students and their accomplishments.
Outstanding Senior Awards:
- Rylee Wrenner
- Kurt Lindberg
- Ashley Arroyo
Seniors, students, faculty, staff and alums: please join us in a digital celebration of the 2020 graduating class this upcoming month and until we are able to celebrate them in person!
The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center (FAC) for the late Dr Randolph W. “Bill” Bromery, in honor of the former chancellor, geoscientist, and Geosciences department head who played a transformative role in creating today’s vibrant and diverse public research university. Click here to read more.
"Urban forests have long been forgotten by ecosystem scientists and biogeochemists..." Dr Justin Richardson and co-authors recently published a paper in Science of the Total Environment. The paper highlights research conducted by U-Mass undergraduates, graduate student Jonah Jordan, and himself on mercu
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