Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wooster Alumni in Iceland

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland – Guest Blogger Ben Kumpf (’18) There is never a dull moment in the life of a Wooster geologist. This afternoon at the Lava Hostel, Keck students were surprised with a visit from Brian S. Carl, Wooster alumni … Continue reading

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23 Hours of Sunlight and 22 Hours of Bugs (Part 1)

Guest bloggers: Andrew Wayrynen and Jeff Gunderson First attempt at collecting wood in Muir Inlet with Dan Lawson  Two College of Wooster geologists in the Alaskan wilderness is always a recipe for success. Thanks to Dr. Wiles and the geo … Continue reading

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Pillows, Trolls, and Dried Fish

Hafnafjörður, Iceland – Cara Lembo (Amherst), official Keck Iceland 2016 Guest Blogger. Greetings from rainy Iceland! After spending 4 full days in the field we are spending a rainy day inside discussing projects and compiling our data. We spent our … Continue reading

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Keck 2016 Arrives in Iceland

Hafnafjörður, Iceland – What a fantastic day! Dr. Ben Edwards and I are leading a 6-student Keck trip to Iceland to study a glaciovolcanic ridge. It was a long travel day, but everyone (and their luggage) arrived safe and sound. … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologist high in the air!

Editor’s note: The following post is from guest blogger Annette Hilton (’17) about her extraordinary research experiences this summer. Annette gets around: You may remember her post last summer from the American Museum of Natural History. This summer I have … Continue reading

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Wooster Geologists in England: Team Dorset

Cassidy Jester (’17) and I have now finished our fieldwork in southern England this month. Cassidy traveled through Britain afterwards, and I went on to London and the Natural History Museum. It was all a success thanks to my friends … Continue reading

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Final day at The Natural History Museum … and one more Jurassic snuff-box

London, England — My last day in London was spent working on GSA abstracts and examining one last ferruginous oncoid (“snuff-box”) from the Jurassic (Bajocian) of southern England. Bob Chandler donated to the cause a large discoidal snuff-box. We cut … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Symbiotic interactions in the Silurian of Baltica

This week’s fossils are from work Olev Vinn (University of Tartu, Estonia) and I did last summer that is soon to appear in the journal Lethaia. (An early electronic version of the manuscript has been available since November.) After numerous … Continue reading

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Research in a paleontological paradise

London, England — If any center of scientific research can be sacred, the Natural History Museum of London is a holy of holies for paleontology. Its deep history, highly skilled researchers and staff, and magnificent architecture makes it a very … Continue reading

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Another day of research at The Natural History Museum, London

London, England — I spent most of my museum time today at a keyboard, but in a splendid and collegial setting. Very productive and stimulating conversations with Paul Taylor and Consuelo Sendino, but mostly screen time. I drew little map … Continue reading

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