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Dr Ellen Cowan investigates history of environmental contamination by coal ash
Oct 24, 2022

Dr Ellen Cowan's work documenting the history of environmental contamination by coal ash (a byproduct of burning coal for energy production) in five N...

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Dr. Johnny Waters named Fellow of the Paleontological Society
Sep 22, 2022

Emeritus Professor Dr. Johnny Waters has been named a Fellow of the Palaeontological Society for his research on echinoderms and contributions to Asia...

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Dr. Sarah Evans' Work Highlighted by AGU in EOS
Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Sarah Evans' most recent first-author paper, which was published in JGR: Biogeosciences  and titled “Control of short-stature veg...

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Dr. Scott Marshall interviewed about the 2020 Sparta, NC earthquake
Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Scott Marshall was interviewed by Spectrum News Triad about the August 2020 Mag 5.1 earthquake in Sparta, NC after the fault line for the earthqua...

AGES faculty Carmichael, Edwards, Waters, and Toran and their students receive NSF funding to study mass extinctions
Jan 11, 2022

Drs. Sarah Carmichael, Cole Edwards, Johnny Waters, and Outreach Coordinator Marta Toran have received funding from the National Science Foundation to...


Dr Andy Heckert investigates past life as Fulbright Scholar
Dec 13, 2021

Vertebrate paleontologist Dr Andy Heckert has been hard at work as a Fulbright Scholar during his semester of off campus scholarly assignment (sabbati...

SCEC funding to Dr. Scott Marshall supports GES major Savannah Devine '22
Nov 6, 2021

Dr. Scott Marshall has been funded by the Southern California Earthquake Center to improve the Community Fault Model. Savannah Devine '22 is one of th...

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Dr. Sarah Evans and GES students explore climate change and permafrost, funded by a new NSF grant!
Nov 4, 2021

From Appalachian Today:  Appalachian State University’s Dr. Sarah Evans and five undergraduate students will spend the next thre...

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Environmental Science major Skye-Anne Tschoepe awarded Southeast GSA grant to study water quality in the New River
Jun 21, 2021

Environmental Science major Skye-Anne Tschoepe was recently awarded a $750 research grant from the southeastern section of the Geological Society of A...

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Appalachian Alumni in the Wall Street Journal
Mar 11, 2021

Appalachian GES alumni Lamont Leatherman and Emily Blackburn now work for Piedmont Lithium, which is part of the race to produce domestic raw material...