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.
Andrew received his Bachelors degree in geology from FSU in spring of 2014, and has been working for Florida Geologic Survey before joining the research group. His MS-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.
Congrat's Andrew for being awarded the Geological Society of America's Charles and June Ross Graduate Student Research Award fall 2016!
Nevin received his Bachelors degree in earth sciences from University of California-Riverside in fall 2014. His MS-project is investigating the linkage of Increased ventilation of marine environments and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event using stable C & S-isotopes and a variety of shale paleoredox proxies in the Appalachian Basin.
Emily has been working with us in the lab/field on a number of projects over the last year and half as undergraduate in the research group. She received BS in geology from FSU in fall 2016. She joins the group as a MS-student summer 2017 and is currently working 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).
Randall joined the Young Research Group in fall 2017, he completed his BS in geology at FSU in summer 2016. His MS-project involves 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.
Adolfo has been working with the Young Research Group for the past year 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.
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.
Matt started working with the research group this January 2017 and has been working 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.
Research Group Alumni
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.
Brandon finished his Bachelors degree in summer 2015 and currently just started his MS degree here at FSU working with Dr. Munir Humayun on a project involving geochemistry of martian meteorites. He 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 has been working for the past year at the Providence Children's Museum as an education outreach/ science education position. She helped set up/test lab equipment as well as method development during the initial startup phase of the research lab group.
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"