Welcome back to this month's Science Student Spotlights! Throughout the year, we'll be featuring the science and work of some of our best and brightest SEPM Student Members, including some of our SEPM Foundation Research Grant awardees. This is the last batch of winners from last year's grant competition.
Check out some of this month's featured student work:
Name: Amanda Hartstein
Name: Philip Boan
Name: Barbora Krizova
Name: Maya LaGrange
Summary: My thesis focuses on the Devonian Canol Formation, an organic-rich mudstone unit in Canada’s North, which was deposited when much of western North America was covered by tropical seas. I aim to understand ocean conditions in the study area at that time, including oxygenation, circulation, relative sea-level, sediment sources and transport, biological productivity, and nutrient availability. To achieve this objective, I am combining sedimentological descriptions with geochemical datasets that comprise the abundance and distribution of elements, minerals, and stable isotopes of C, N, and Mo.
Name: Eduardo Menozza da Rosa
Summary: The Paraná-Huab-Kaokoveld Basin (Brazil and NW Namibia) is pivotal in developing a detailed reconstruction of the late Paleozoic Ice Age glaciation episodes and distribution of ice masses across west-central Gondwana (Figures 1 and 2). The goal of my PhD project is to reconstruct the paleogeography in this region and evaluate the hypotheses concerning duration and extent of late Paleozoic ice masses. Specifically, I have been trying to unravel the glacial depositional history in key-areas in this basin that few is known such as the western Paraná Basin and the glacial paleovalleys in NW Namibia (Figure 2).
|Name: Thammy Mottin|
School: Federal University of Paraná (Brazil)
Research Statement: Paleoenvironment, sedimentary dynamicsand paleoecology of a lycopsid fossil forest buried in the early Permian (Brazil)
|Name: Priscilla Martinez|
School: California State University Northridge
Research Statement: The Origin and Correlation of Mafic Volcaniclastic Intervals in the Pleistocene Marine Sedimentary Succession Recovered During Expedition 385, Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California
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