Research published recently in Geophysical Research Letters and highlighted in Science shows that rock type dominating inland watersheds has a big impact on the probability of cutting submarine canyons when eroded sediment reaches the coast. Read about the research led by Mike Smith here.
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How much is a tree worth? Julie Mueller is going to find out. Mueller, an associate professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business and School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SESES), was awarded a $185,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to measure the economic value a forest ecosystem in northern New Mexico provides. This project takes into account a variety of benefits a healthy forest provides to surrounding areas, including cleaner air, water for municipal and agricultural use and recreation opportunities for residents and tourists.
Dr. David Elliott’s work on fossils of heterostracan fish is featured for National Fossil Day, and on display at National Parks!