micropal ANTARCTIC FOSSIL DIATOM STUDIES

Allen G. Collins allenc at ucmp1.berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 2 11:06:08 EST 1999


Passed on for Reed Scherer>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Dear colleagues: Please distribute the following announcement to
qualified BS and MS students.

Apologies for cross-posting

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GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ANTARCTIC FOSSIL DIATOM STUDIES

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL

Graduate research support (MS or PhD) is available for motivated
students of geology or related fields.

A variety of research applications may be explored, including fossil
diatoms in biostratigraphic, paleoenvironmental, glacial-geologic and
taxonomic studies.

Current projects include Neogene history of the West Antarctic Ice
Sheet, Paleogene climate history of the antarctic continental shelf,
Holocene Antarctic nearshore paleoproductivity, taxonomic study of
certain diatom phylogenies, and the application of diatom fossils as
sedimentary tracers in glacial sediment, including evaluating active
glacial processes beneath Antarctic ice streams.

Research support (current and pending) is from NSF and the Swedish
Natural Science Research Council, with additional support from the NIU
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

Interesed students should, ideally, have a background in geology, with
courses/experience/interests in at least a few of the following:
paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, glacial geology, and
biological sciences such as ecology.

Field work in Antarctica is likely (though will not be a requirement for
students unable to go for physical or other reasons)

Collaboration with other faculty at NIU is encouraged.  Relevant
programs include glacial and sedimentary geology, micropaleontology, and
paleoclimate studies.

Interested students should contact me directly at reed at geol.niu.edu and
obtain application and supplementary materials via the NIU geology
website ( www.jove.geol.niu.edu ). A bit more information (though not
quite up-to-date) and links describing my current research program can
be found at www.kv.geo.uu.se/rs

Positions available from January 1, 2000.


Reed Scherer*
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Davis Hall, Room 312
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

*(Current address, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University,
Uppsala Sweden)





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