First Wooster student presentations: The Estonia team

October 9th, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA–The first Wooster students presented today at the Geological Society of America annual meeting. Above is Nick Fedorchuk who talked about his work in Estonia studying the Wenlock-Ludlow boundary on Saaremaa Island and its implication for Silurian stratigraphy and depositional environments in Baltica.

Rachel Matt (above) presented her work on the Lower Silurian fauna found in the Hilliste Formation on Hiiumaa Island, Estonia. These fossils are critical evidence for the recovery of marine communities following the end-Ordovician mass extinctions.

It was fun watching Nick and Rachel interact with geologists who stopped by to see their posters. Not only did they learn a great deal about the rocks and fossils they are studying, they could also see how they fit into larger questions about Silurian plate tectonics and evolution.

Two other Wooster students also showed posters today: Lindsey Bowman and Andrew Collins. Photos and profiles of their work will be posted later.

2 Responses to “First Wooster student presentations: The Estonia team”

  1. Andrew Retzleron 10 Oct 2011 at 12:37 am

    Those posters are looking quite snazzy! I see a good looking strat column as well!

  2. Elyssa Krivicichon 10 Oct 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Wish I was there to see some of these awesome posters!!!!!

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