Dr. Seth A. Young
Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar
Phone: (850) 644-2703
Office: 5004 EOA
Geological Society of America
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Subcommission on Ordovician Stratigraphy (Voting Member)
Iyengar Yoga: National Association of the United States (IYNAUS member, 9yr practitioner)
Gwen Barnes (PhD student)
Gwen received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from the University of Iowa where she conducted analyses of nitrogen isotopes and trace metal concentrations through the late Cambrian SPICE event. She is interested in using a variety of geochemical proxies to better understand the chemical evolution of our oceans and the evolution of marine life.
Mahdi Maaleki Moghadam (PhD student)
Mahdi received his Bachelors degree in Geology from the University of Birjand, Iran in 2010. He received his Master of Science in Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology from the Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran in 2013 where he worked on the End-Permian Mass extinction in NW of Iran. Mahdi is working on various marine redox investigations of the middle Silurian extinction event, the Mulde event, from various shale and carbonate successions in North America and Europe.
Merid Schwartz (MS student)
Merid received their Bachelors of Science degree from Evergreen State College in 2020. They worked on Martian analogue sedimentary and geochemical characterization of saline lakes in eastern Washington. Merid is working on various aspects of understanding environmental change in marine environments during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE). Merid's work utilizes a variety of paleoredox proxies from Ordovician black shale sequences in Sweden (Baltica).
Jade Greene (MS student)
Jade received his Bachelors of Science degree in Geology at FSU in summer 2021. Jade started the MS program in fall 2021 and is doing geochemical investigations of several sulfur springs in the Woodville Karst Plain region of north Florida.
Nathaniel Evenson (MS Student)
Nathaniel recieved his BS degree from University of Nebraska-Omaha. He will be working investigating early Silurian global paleoredox dynamics using Thallium isotopes.
Research Group Alumni
Justin has been working with our research group since Fall 2019 assisting in the geochemistry labs with a variety of projects. He finished his bachelors degree in geology in summer 2022. His senior research project is on investigations of marine redox conditions surrounding the Silurian-Devonian boundary at the Klonk, GSSP section in Czech Republic. Justin is now working for a Environmental/Geotechnical Consulting Firm in Nebraska.
Cloe has been working with our research group since Spring/Summer 2021 assisting in the geochemistry labs with a variety of projects. She finished her bachelors in geology and biology in fall 2022. Her research projects have focused on sulfur isotope investigations into Jurrasic-Cretaceaous age marine shales from the north Atlantic Ocean basin. Cloe is currently at University of New Mexico in their PhD program.
Dr. Nevin Kozik
Nevin finished his PhD dissertation in spring 2022 and his projects centered around unraveling the paleoredox history Ordovician oceans specifically focused on determining the causes of the Ordovician Radiation (GOBE) and Late Ordovician Mass Extinction (LOME). Nevin is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA.
Lindsi finished her Masters Thesis in Fall 2021 doing redox proxy investigations of the late Silurian Lau extinction event from the Prauge Basin, Czech Republic. Lindsi is now a PhD student working with Dr. Emily Stewart here at FSU on contact metamorphic rocks associated with CAMP!
Dr. Anders Lindskog
Anders finished his posdoctoral work in 2021 and is now in a Research Scientist position at Lund University, Sweden. Anders is currently working on unraveling connections between biotic, environmental and geochemical changes during the lower Paleozoic, and refining intra- and intercontinental stratigraphic frameworks for this time interval. Curator of PaleoArchive, an online resource for old geoscience literature.
Anders Lindskog: Google Scholar | ResearchGate
Dr. Chelsie Bowman
Chelsie finished her PhD dissertation in fall of 2020 and her projects centered around investigating paleoredox dynamics throughout the late Silurian Lau/Kozlowskii extinction event. Chelsie finished up her postdoc at Penn State University in summer 2022 and is now in a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Georgia Southern University.
Dan finished his Masters Thesis in fall of 2020 and his projected involved geochemical investigations of the Ireviken extinction event in deeper marine shale facies. Dan is now working as a Geologist I position at Environmental and Geotechnical Consulting Firm in North Carolina.
Randall finished his Masters Thesis in fall of 2019 and his project involved geochemical investigations (S- & C-isotopes along with I/Ca analyses) of environmental changes associated with the middle Silurian Mulde extinction event in Tennessee and Nevada. Randall is now working for a geotechnical/environmental consulting firm in the Tallahassee area.
Emily finished her Masters Thesis in spring of 2019 on reconstructing carbon, sulfur, and paleoredox dynamics from sedimentary sequences across the Baltic Basin during the interval of biotic recovery and minor extinction events after the Late Ordovician mass extinction event in the earliest Silurian (Llandovery). Emily is currently working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas, TX.
Andrew finished his Masters Thesis in summer 2017-his project involves geochemical investigations (S- & C-isotopes along with I/Ca analyses) of environmental changes associated with the early Silurian Ireviken extinction event in Tennessee and Nevada. Andrew was also awarded the Geological Society of America's Charles and June Ross Graduate Student Research Award fall 2016. Andrew is currently working for the environmental consulting firm Ecology & Environment in the Tallahassee area.
Westly has been working with the research group since March 2019 and quickly gotten integrated into doing various sulfur extractions and sediment geochemistry analyses in our lab and at the NHMFL.He is working on an Ordovician project involving C-isotopes and Iodine/Calcium. Westly is currently finishing up his undergraduate degree in geology at FSU. Westly is now graduated with his BS in geology from FS and is in Denver, CO area.
Claudia has been working with the research group since January 2017 and quickly gotten integrated into doing various sulfur extractions and sediment geochemistry analyses in our lab and at the NHMFL. She has begun an in-depth regional sedimentary geochemical study of the late Silurian Lau event in a deeper water seqence of the Brownsport Formation in western TN. Claudia graduate with her BS–geology from FSU in spring 2018. Claudia is now working on her PhD at University of Wyoming.
Adolfo has been working with the Young Research Group from 2017-2018 on a variety of projects in the lab, but recently has begun work on sulfur biogechemical analyses of ice and sediment cores from Lake Vida, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Adolfo has finished his MS–degree in geology at The Ohio State University with Dr. Berry Lyons and is back in the Miami, FL area.
Lance Newman and Hilary Davis (left two persons in photo, next to Emily, Nevin, and Chelsie) Both Lance and Hilary completed their Bachelors degree in geology here at FSU summer 2016, congrats to them both! They have been working with us on a variety of projects that include reconstructing sulfur and carbon isotopic records in Paleozoic carbonates and shales. They were also integral parts of field work conducted in the Appalachians by the research group over the last year. Lance is working on a Masters Degree in Computer Science at FSU and Hilary is working for a geotechnical consulting firm in Tallahassee.
Matt worked with the research group for most of 2017 and worked on a variety of projects with the group, learning sample preparation techniques, sulfur extractions, and a variety of other sedimentary geochemical analyses in our lab and with the geochemistry group at the NHMFL. Matt is currently in Colorado working for as instructor for an outdoor adventure camp for kids.
Brandon finished his Bachelors degree in summer 2015 and finished his MS degree here at FSU working with Dr. Munir Humayun on a project involving geochemistry of Martian meteorites. Brandon worked with the research group on sulfur method development and sulfur isotopic study of early Silurian black shales from Sweden.
Meg completed here Bachelors degree in summer 2015 and is now in the Masters Degree at University of Rhode Island in Environmental Sciences.
Sonay was co-advised by Dr. Bill Parker and myself for MS degree which she completed in summer of 2015. She is currently back in her native country of Turkey working for Turkish Petroleum.
–Sonay's MS thesis was:
"Lithostratigraphy, depositional environment and diagenetic history of the lower and upper Cretaceous section of TEC DIW-1 deep well, Polk County, Florida"
Ekin was co-advised by Dr. Bill Parker and myself for MS degree which she completed in summer of 2015 and is currently back in Turkey working for Turkish Petroleum.
–Ekin's Masters project was:
"Lithostratigraphy, depositional environment and diagenetic history of the upper Cretaceous–Paleocene strata of TEC DIW-1 deep well, Polk County, Florida"