Tag Archives: college of wooster

My last class at Wooster: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy in the Spring Semester of 2024

The delightful students above are shown on the last day of the Spring 2024 semester edition of the Sedimentology & Stratigraphy course. I’m retiring from the College of Wooster in August of 2024, so they are my final students. Thank … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Paleoecology class at Wooster finishes the semester in great style

I was very fortunate this semester to have such a fine class of paleoecologists. This course broadly covers the Earth’s ecological history, so it consists of principles, theories and processes illuminated with case studies, all strung along the thread of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Coring Trees and Flying over Seas, Hoonah, Alaska 2023

Guest Bloggers: Lilly Hinkley and Tyrell Cooper Tyrell, Lilly, Nick and Dr. Wiles of Wooster’s Tree Ring Lab (WTRL) were in Juneau and Hoonah, Alaska working in collaboration with the Alaskan Youth Stewards (AYS) in order to extend our tree … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An Analysis of the Effects of Water Chemistry on Diatom Ecology Over Time in the American Upper Midwest — The Independent Study project of Richard Torres (’23)

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Gunlock Member: Description of a Proposed New Member of the Carmel Formation (Middle Jurassic) of Southwestern Utah — The Independent Study project of Lucie Fiala (’23)

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Nuclear Densitometer: Its Design, Use in Construction, and an Experimental Application — The Independent Study project of Addie Tagg (’23)

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Creating a Hydrological Profile of Northern Shreve, Ohio, Through Groundwater Well Analysis — The Independent Study project of Ryan Sullivan (’23)

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Trace Fossils in the Middle Jurassic Carmel Formation of Southwestern Utah — The Independent Study project of Shipei (Vicky) Wang (’23)

Editor’s Note: Independent Study (IS) at The College of Wooster is a three-course series required of every student before graduation. Earth Sciences students typically begin in the second semester of their junior years with project identification, literature review, and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A new paper on crinoids from the Wooster Shale (Lower Carboniferous, Tournaisian) of northeastern Ohio

My wonderful Ohio State colleague Bill Ausich and I have a new paper in the Journal of Paleontology. It just appeared this morning online. It is Open Access, but let me know if you want a pdf and can’t get … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An IS student gathering at the end of a busy school year

This afternoon Gloria and I hosted my Junior and Senior Independent Study students for a dessert reception in our home. We haven’t done this since 2019, and it is the first time we joined the juniors and seniors. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment