faculty research

Dr Steve Hageman examines samples on a UNC Institute of Marine science research vessel

Dr Steve Hageman helps make Appalachian and UNC system leader in Fulbright recipients
May 10, 2019

Dr Steve Hageman was highlighted in a UNC system article  celebrating Appalachian and UNC-system-wide success in receiving Fulbrig...

Dr Steve Hageman and others make Appalachian #1 Fullbright-receiving Masters-level institution
Feb 18, 2019

Dr Steve Hageman joined a group of four faculty and staff to make Appalachian the nation's leading receipient of Fullbright awards at the Master'...

Eastern US earthquake epicenters

Earthquakes not unusual for western NC
Jan 10, 2019

A small earthquake shook homes near Asheville early in the morning of January 7. Dr Scott Marshall was interviewed by WUNC radio, based in Chapel...

GES faculty and student research improves University flood preparedness
Oct 29, 2018

Much of the City of Boone and Appalachian State University (ASU) lie very close to a river or creek. This means that, when heavy rains fall and river ...

Borehole instrumentation to be deployed at Athabasca Glacier in National Science Foundation funded research

Glacier change research funded by National Science Foundation
Aug 27, 2018

Loss of water stored in glaciers impacts downstream ecosystems, river dynamics, and sea level rise. In a warming world, a glacier will experience more...

Elevation model of a human footprint at Engare Sero

Fading human history characterized using cutting-edge techniques
Aug 27, 2018

The Engare Sero site in northern Tanzania preserves footprints made by humans traversing the landscape between 10 and 20 thousand years ago. The footp...

Ordovician life just needed a breath of fresh air… or oxygen rather
Nov 27, 2017

The three-fold diversification of marine life during the Ordovician (485–444 million years ago) appears to have been fueled by a major increase in a...

There's a new SEM in town...
Sep 22, 2017

Drs. Sarah Carmichael, Gabriele Casale, Jamie Levine, and Ellen Cowan from Geological and Environmental Sciences and Dr. Guichuan Hou from Biology wer...

News from the field: Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce interviewed in Tanzania
Sep 5, 2017

When the active Oldoinyo Lengai volcano showed suspicious activity indicating that an eruption was imminent, Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce was on the gro...