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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Dennis Kent was elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Professors Peter Rona and Kenneth Miller were elected Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Each year no more than 0.1% of the AGU membership may be elected Fellows.

  • Distinguished lecture by Professor Gail Ashley In recognition of Earth Day, the Earth Science Division of the Geoscience Directorate scheduled a lecture entitled "Geologists Probe the Harsh Environment of Early Humans, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania."

  • Kenneth Miller was appointed to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Science Advisory Structure Executive Committee (SASEC), the highest advisory committee within IODP, providing long-range planning and programmatic overview. There are 3 U.S. members, 3 Japanese members, and 2 EU members.

  • Professor Kenneth Miller was also co-convenor of and presentor of a paper at the first International Conference on Sea-level Change held in Giens, France and dubbed "Sealaix06"

  • Several faculty members had high-profile papers published in Science and Nature and other high-profile venues:
    1. Herzberg, Petrology and thermal structure of the Hawaiian plume from Mauna Kea volcano, Nature.
    2. Behrenfeld, Worthington,Sherrell, et al., Controls on tropical Pacific ocean productivity revealed through nutrient stress diagnostics, Nature.
    3. George McGhee's latest book, The Geometry Of Evolution: Adaptive Landscapes And Theoretical Morphospaces, was published by Cambridge University Press, England, Norris, Herrle, Wilson, Coxall, Lear, Shackleton, Tripati, Wade, The Heartbeat of the Oligocene Climate System, Science.

 

 

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