Dr. Seth A. Young
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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)
Dr. Anders Lindskog
Anders received his PhD in geology from Lund University, Sweden in the spring of 2017 (main supervisor Mats Eriksson, co-supervisor Per Ahlberg). His dissertation involved Ordovician paleoecology, stratigraphy, carbonate petrology, sedimentology and isotope geochemistry of the paleocontinent Baltica. Under the mentorship of Seth Young, 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
Chelsie received her Masters degree in Geology from FSU in spring of 2015 working with Dr. Yang Wang using stable isotopes of fossil tooth enamel to reconstruct paleodiets of early Cenozoic mammals. She is currently working on her PhD project involves geochemical investigations (stable isotopes and trace metal geochem) into oceanographic and environmental changes associated with the late Silurian Lau extinction event across multiple paleocontinents.
Nevin received his Bachelors degree in earth sciences from University of California-Riverside in fall 2014. He finished his Masters degree in summer of 2017- investigating the linkage of Increased ventilation of marine environments and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) using stable C & S-isotopes in the Appalachian Basin. He is continuing his studies in the Ordovician specifically focused on causes of the GOBE and is working on a variety of paleoredox proxies from Ordovician black shale sequences in Baltica and carbonates in Nevada.
Dan received his Bachelors of Science degree in geology from Appalachian State University in the summer of 2018. He worked in the LPG-BIAF laboratory in France identifying benthic foraminifera off of the bay of Santu in summer 2016. His primary undergraduate research focused on constraining the ages of Siluro-Devonian carbonate strata in Nevada using Sr isotope data from ancient conodonts, brachiopods, and bulk carbonate. He joined the MS geology program in fall 2018 and is currently working on a shale-proxy study of the early Silurian Ireviken event.
Lindsi received her Bachelors of Science degree in geology at FSU in summer 2019. Lindsi started the MS program in fall of 2019 and is doing redox proxy investigations of the late Silurian Lau extinction event from the Prauge Basin, Czech Republic.
Research Group Alumni
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 National Science Foundation as a Science Assistant in the Chemical Oceanography program.
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 undergraduate geology degree 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 Masters 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"