Lab members awarded GSA Graduate Student Research Grants

Lab members Teddy Them and Matt LeRoy both received Graduate Student Research Grants from the Geological Society of America.

Matt’s student grant will support his study of environmental change during extinctions in the Late Cambrian Period.  Matt’s project is seeking evidence for the development of anoxia in the Rome Trough during one of these extinction events.

Teddy’s proposal was selected for the 2015 ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Grants.  These grants are awarded to 10 of the top 30 GSA student research grant proposals received each year.  This award will support his study on the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in the Early Jurassic.  Specifically he will use the grant for Re-Os isotope analyses that he will use to access paleoweathering rates during this event. The ultimate goal is will be understand links between volcanism, continental weathering and generation of anoxia in the ocean.

Way to go guys!


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Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech.
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  1. Pingback: AAPG Foundation Grant Award | Virginia Tech Sedimentary Geochemistry Group

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