Prof. Oster: New technique unlocks ancient history of climate and wildfires recorded in California cave rocks
Jan. 27, 2023—Data gained could help with fire activity predictions and environmental planning NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A newly developed technique is revealing how prehistoric climate change shaped fire activity in California. The new data suggest that increased climate whiplash—change between extreme wetness and dryness—occurred at the same time as increases in fire activity in the region. Recent...
Prof. Neil Kelley’s recent paper was featured in this week’s episode of Shortwave, a science podcast produced by NPR
Jan. 27, 2023—Summary Marine tetrapods occupy important roles in modern marine ecosystems and often gather in large aggregations driven by patchy prey distribution,1,2 social or reproductive behaviors,3,4 or oceanographic factors.5 Here, we show that similar grouping behaviors evolved in an early marine tetrapod lineage, documented by dozens of specimens of the giant ichthyosaur Shonisaurus in the Luning...
Jan. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt Earth scientists studying submarine volcanism used satellite imagery to assess the most energetic volcanic eruption in at least 20 years: The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted three times over December 2021 and January 2022. Research Snapshot: Tonga volcanic eruption creates foundational knowledge, portends short-term climate effects
Oct. 31, 2022—EES Professor Guil Gualda has been elected as a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. Professor Gualda You joins a distinguished group of individuals who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, and petrology. Congratulations, Guil!
Oct. 26, 2022—Senior Lecturer – Earth and Environmental Sciences Vanderbilt University: College of Arts and Science: Natural Sciences: Earth & Environmental Sciences Location Nashville, TN Open Date Oct 01, 2022 Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/114582 Description This non-tenure track Senior Lecturer position presents an opportunity to join a productive and collegial department within a vibrant liberal...
Sep. 16, 2022—Earth & Environmental Sciences Professor Jessica Oster was recently named a 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellow. Congratulations Jessica!
Sep. 16, 2022—EES Professor Jonathan Gilligan was the recipient of the Alexander Heard Distinguished Professor Award in Spring of 2022. Congratulations Jonathan!
Sep. 14, 2022—Congratulations to VU EES undergraduate student Joyce Sanks for winning the award for Best Poster at the 2022 NABG Conference in Houston, Texas!
Sep. 2, 2022—High Country News just published a long article featuring Associate Professor in Earth & Environmental Sciences Jessica Oster and her research on Titan Cave. You can check out the article here!
Aug. 26, 2022—Congratulations to Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences professors Ralf Bennartz and Steve Goodbred on being named Stevenson Chair Professors!