Thwaite’s Glacier Research in the News!

Dr. Becky Totten is one of a team of scientists studying Thwaite’s Glacier in Antarctica, and monitoring its retreat. Their work was recently published in Nature Geoscience, with the lead author (Dr. Ali Graham) recently interviewed on CNN, with coverage in the British Press, the Independent. For more information, you can also check out the Nature Geoscience Blog for the paper here. Congrats Becky!!

CSBS Affiliate Dr. Lisa Davis Named AWI Distinguished Faculty Fellow

From the UA News Center | Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Davis, CSBS affiliate and associate professor in the Department of Geography, who has been named the first Alabama Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow. The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science. The creation of the AWI demonstrated the commitment of UA to be a premier research and education institution around water-related issues. AWI’s goal is to become […]

Devonian Wildfires Investigated to Reveal Evidence of Tree Evolution

From the UA News Center | Research performed by postdoctoral researcher Man Lu, along with her advisors Associate Professor Dr. Yuehan Lu and Research Associate (NHM) Dr. Takehito Ikejiri was profiled in the UA news and recently published in Paleo3! According to the findings, the Earth’s first forest fires appear to have occurred earlier than previously thought. This provides evidence that forests invaded into dry climates for the first time in Earth’s history.

Drinking Habits of Mosasaurs – In the News!

Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Totten and recent Masters graduate Leah Travis Taylor received some news coverage on their recently published paper entitled “Oxygen isotopes from the teeth of Cretaceous marine lizards reveal their migration and consumption of freshwater in the Western Interior Seaway, North America” in Paleo3. In the paper, they combined Leah’s Masters work with Dr. Totten Minzoni’s senior thesis to investigate a comparison of Alabama and Kansas mosasaurs. From oxygen isotope patterns in their teeth, they deduced that […]

Thwaites Glacier Research Highlighted in BBC Article

Recently published research led by Dr. K Hogan (BAS) and co-authored by UA’s Dr. R. Minzoni and graduate student V. Fitzgerald about Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica highlighted by the BBC. For the BBC news article, follow this link:

Current Events

Visit us at AAPG in Houston! The University of Alabama Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies and the Department of Geological Sciences will host a booth at the American Association of Petroleum Annual Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX, April 2-5, 2017. We invite you to stop by Booth 1547 to visit with UA faculty and students, as well as learn about current activities in the CSBS and DGS. The exhibit hall schedule is as follows: Sunday, 2 April–5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. […]