[Eoas-seminar] FSU-EOAS Newsletter

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FSU-EOAS<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=4bc2cadc92&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeGPFiYGg$> Newsletter - Fall 2019

  *   EOAS New building
  *   Meet EOAS' Faculty
  *   Staff Spotlight
  *   EOAS in the news
  *   Mosaic Expedition updates
  *   The College of Arts and Sciences

  *   EOAS Research Facilities
  *   Student Highlight
  *   EOAS Alumnis
  *   Notable achievements
  *   Graduations Fall 2019

EOAS building dedication

February 12th, 2020

2019 ended with one of the largest changes for the department: EOAS’s moved into its new building. The new building will be dedicated on February 12th with refreshments at 1:30 and ribbon cutting at 2pm. Tours of the building to follow. Look for the formal announcement coming in the near future. It is the expectation that EOAS’s students, faculty, and staff will work more closely together once they have settled in under one roof. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the different fields and research, make new connections, and foster cross-disciple collaboration. Quality of space will also be optimized in the new building. It will offer an open-design layout for the purpose of communicating more easily with one another. Some other highlights of the new building include:

- A groundwater monitoring well drilled outside the new building as well as a seismometer donated to EOAS by Dr. Hutt. This seismometer will occupy a “hole” in the global seismic network and will transmit its data in real time to the USGS and the data will be archived at IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology)

-NOAA will be installing Science on Sphere in the first floor lobby in March: https://sos.noaa.gov/What_is_SOS/index.html<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=7bbb46caeb&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDewXOFRd8$>

- On the 6th floor of the building there is a research deck for use with atmospheric instruments.

- FSU Master Craftsman Studio at FSU Facilities is working on the windows frames and arts/sculpture elements.

- A statue of Eric Barron, Florida State University former President, will also be erected in the courtyard between the EOAS building and Carraway. The statue is another remarkable piece of art made by The FSU Mastercraftsman Studio. Dr. Barron launched the project to create EOAS’s new building. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology at Florida State in 1973 before moving on to the University of Miami, where he earned Master's and Doctoral Degrees in oceanography, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. Dr. Barron is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Geological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers in geology, oceanography, and climate issues. He led Florida State to two consecutive U.S. News and World Report rankings as the nation's "most efficiently operated" institution of higher education.

Dr. Vincent Salters - EOAS' new chair


On August 8th, 2019, Dr. Vincent J.M. Salters became the new Chair of the EOAS department
Dr. Salters’ main message going forward for the Department is related to the high quality of Research: “Our department is recognized externally for achieving excellence in research. It is important that maintain this high profile and continue to strive for excellence. Research is the key for the department’s reputation, presenting an outstanding department to the outside world on how EOAS performs its research. To teach the students right, it is necessary for the department to use the latest instruments to produce the most accurate data. The department has made excellent choices in new hires for the past 10 years and we need to continue that”.

In taking the position of the Chair of the department will be a big change in his day to day duties as this position is more administrative than research. However, Dr. Salters still loves his career as a researcher and plans to find the right balance between the two worlds. For him, being the Department chair means that you are an administrator but you also need to try to maintain a research presence. Dr. Markus Huettel has graciously accepted the position of EOAS’s new Associate Chair and he will be helping Dr. Salters in his duties.

Dr. Salters was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Between 1976 and 1982, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Geochemistry from the State University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
He then went to Australia for one year to study at James Cook University.
After that, Dr. Salters studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his PhD.
He then accepted a prestigious position to work at Columbia University: he attended the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=90361cce11&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe9BLLa5o$> as a Lamont Postdoctoral Fellow for two years and further as associate scientist.
In 1994, Dr. Salters<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=3efda6e2bf&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeSDUlrRs$> accepted an opportunity at The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=75a342e970&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeDEluXkA$> in Tallahassee and was hired as Assistant Science Scholar. He was one of the first 40 Scientist hired by The MagLab; he has been the director of its Geochemistry Program since 2001.
In 2002 Dr. Salters changed from Science Scholar to Professor in the then Department of Geological Sciences.
He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Dr. Salters at The National Mag lab – Professor and Director, Geochemistry Program.
Several professors from FSU-EOAS department come to The National Mag Lab to use the facilities and research instruments.
When the EOAS department was created in 2010 it was the merger of three academics departments: Geology, Oceanography, and Meteorology. Dr. Salters would like the academic boundaries between these former departments to become more diffuse. One of the department unifying initiatives is the start of a graduate program in Environmental Science. This degree will give students an opportunity to learn from professors in the different branches of sciences housed within the EOAS department.
In keeping with the spirit of a more a tightly knit department, Dr. Salters would like to get the professors out of the lab for a bit.
“We are planning a retreat! To examine and take stock at what we have within the Department and think about what we can improve as on team. What approach we are going to take? It is very important to understand our colleagues and discuss issues that concern the whole department.” Dr. Salters says.
Before taking reins of the new department completely, Dr. Salters used his first Faculty meeting to celebrate his predecessors. He presented the former Chair, Dr. Tull, and the former Associate Chair, Dr. Hart, with plaques thanking them for their years of dedication to the Department.
Left to right: Dr. Salters, Dr. Tull and Dr. Huettel – Celebration, commemorative plaques
Left to right: Dr. Salters, Dr. Hart, Dr. Tull and Dr. Huettel – Celebration
FSU-EOAS Department Faculty Meeting
Dr. Mariana Fuentes - Oceanography


Dr. Mariana Fuentes was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She moved to England during her early teens and felt the urge to travel to discover more about our planet’s natural environment. When she was 16, Fuentes began learning about African culture and history.
At that time, she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian for big animals in Africa. A year later, Fuentes had the opportunity to explore the Cayman Islands where she became fascinated with the marine wildlife there and soon decide to move to Australia to pursue a marine biology degree. During her first year as an undergraduate, Fuentes returned to Brazil to conduct a one-month internship at Projeto Tamar (a sea turtle group in Brazil).
Since then she has been captivated by sea turtles and has been motivated to work for their conservation. Sea turtles are one of the planet’s most ancient species, and they spend their lives sailing far and wide through the open oceans, playing a crucial role in maintaining the harmony of marine ecosystems.

“Sea turtles are warriors of the sea. I am impressed with their strength and their resistance. They endure several threats throughout their life and the turtles that make it to adulthood have a on in a thousand chance” Dr. Fuentes said.

Mariana Fuentes got her Ph.D. (awarded Cum Laude) in 2010 from James Cook University, Australia.  In 2015, she was offered a position at Florida State University as Assistant Professor for the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.
 As a teacher and mentor, professor Fuentes leads The Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=f0bb545bd9&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDem6kMi58$>. Along with research and hands-on work, the group provides expertise on conservation planning, natural resource management, and anthropogenic and climate change impacts on marine mega-fauna (marine turtles, sharks and dolphins).

“Regardless of the specific discipline I am teaching, the audience or setting, my teaching philosophy is based on the Confucius proverb, ‘Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.’  I am a true believer that knowledge gained through active participation is knowledge that will stay with an individual and that the most significant learning occurs in situations that are both meaningful and realistic. Beyond striving to ensure that students learn the fundamental content of subjects and courses, I aim to facilitate the development of transferable skills, such as critical thinking, effective communication, and problem solving inside and outside the classroom,” Fuentes said.


Convinced that an interdisciplinary approach is key to developing science-based solutions, Fuentes’s research brings together a wide range of fields, including biology, climatology, conservation policy, ecology, and geology. She often collaborates with various stakeholders to devise workable approaches to research and management issues.
Fuentes’s lab develops new approaches to help managers and practitioners from state and federal agencies (e.g., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=055a954a54&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe_lrUNBg$>) improve their effectiveness in conserving and managing marine mega fauna.  These new approaches include advances in conservation planning, decision-theory mapping, climate modeling, and qualitative and geographic spatial analyses.
The research group works on projects in the United States and abroad (Bahamas, Brazil).

Last summer, Mariana Fuentes was awarded with the prestigious Gulf Research Program’s Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (NASEM).
She received a two-year grant to fund research expenses and professional development.
The Gulf Research Program is dedicated to generating long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation as a whole.

“The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.” @nationalacademies.org<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=b8db5a7feb&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDejNvbvDY$>

In line with the Gulf Research Program’s goals, Fuentes will keep working on advancing knowledge on the space distribution and the impact that marine megafaunas are experiencing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Next summer, she will be conducting research in the Panhandle with Ph.D. student Ian Silver-Georges and
undergraduate student Kayla Broyles.  Their study will provide data to enhance the protection of sea turtles during nesting and hatching when the turtles are exposed to threats such as human activities and especially light pollution. Part of the team’s work will be designed to help beach towns’ representatives to steer their communication strategy to encourage turtle-friendly behaviors and to protect our environment.

“To find the best approach to convey our message, we will need to identify our target audience and their willingness to change” Fuentes said.
“Everything we do has an effect on the environment. Every little change has an impact. Every decision you make, what you eat, what you buy, what you drive and how you recycle, will have an impact on the environment”.

Mariana Fuentes published 3 not-for-profit educational books. The content aims to educate children about the threats faced by Sea Turtles and Dugong and the changes that can be made to protect them. A PDF version of each publication can be found HERE<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=be78b0d374&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe5l9lW48$>.
 As a message to FSU’s students, Fuentes would say is that it is very important to make sure that everyone get involved, especially those students in the Environmental Science field.

“The Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science department at FSU is really well positioned, with a variety of backgrounds. Students should be encouraged to talk to the faculty, learn more and get involved” she said.

Learn more about Fuentes’s lab research by checking out her website<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=c8337a6a47&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeT2HJLCs$> and reading the papers published in the Marine Turtle Newsletter Sea Turtle.org<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=ff695c0b5e&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeqVsfpoE$>.
More articles, podcast and info:
“FSU researcher awarded early career fellowship”<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=1ffa937225&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDekhMLiRE$>  FSU News, 9/19/19.
“Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles”<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=2c8a9c56f8&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeK9sZ-To$> FSU News, 9/5/19.

Photo credits: mtrecgroup

Staff Spotlight
Farewell Mrs. Andrea Durham - EOAS former Business Manager

On Wednesday January 22nd, the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences had a farewell luncheon for their Business Manager, Andrea Durham. Andrea was in charge of the financial and administrative parts of the department. She worked on the budget, purchasing travel, human resources and property management. It is an understatement to say that Andrea has done a lot since she started working for EOAS 3 years ago.

Andrea has had a long association with FSU. She first earned her Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration and then got a position with the Physics Department at FSU, working on grants management. Andrea then move to a position in Sponsored Research at FSU for 10 years specializing in OMNI System Management and training. “I really liked the team environment at EOAS and working with people from various backgrounds” Andrea said when we asked what she enjoyed the most at EOAS. “I also enjoyed being part of the challenge in bringing 3 academic fields together. It is a really interesting and involved undertaking to make 1 department out of 3”. Andrea has accepted a position as General Ledger Subject Matter Expert for the City of Tallahassee. She is looking forward to the training opportunities and being back in System Management. In addition to her new job, Andrea will study at FSU to complete her Masters degree in Business Administration. She is planning to become a consultant for People Soft.

On January 10th, during the last faculty meeting, Dr. Tull (EOAS former chair) and Dr. Hart (former EOAS associate chair) gave a moving statement for Andrea:

"Since we convinced (or actually pleaded with) you to join EOAS as our Business Manager three years ago by making up a bunch of stuff about how easy we all were to work with and how smoothly EOAS was functioning at the time, we have discovered some very important things about you that now will not be a surprise to those in the audience:

You quickly became the glue that kept our at times still fragile new department together.
You were the safety net we needed (but not always deserved) when all else failed.
We wish we always had the composure, combined with the grace and courage, you have shown in the face of adversity.
On occasions too numerous to mention, from the Dean’s office and above, to the students, you presented a competent, smiling face that made EOAS shine, and often, in spite of our efforts, managed to keep some of us out of trouble.
You made our difficult job so much less difficult.

We speak directly only for ourselves, but we suspect we are not alone when we say that should you ever change your mind and decide to come back, we will welcome you back here with open arms. We wish you great success on your new adventure. Our huge loss is definitely their gain. We will miss you." Bob Hart and Jim Tull.

When she has free time, Andrea loves to travel, especially going to places near the beach. Her dream is to be able to travel abroad and travel a lot!
Fun fact: Andrea always wanted to be an opera singer. Life took her to different professional opportunities but she still enjoys a lot singing in her bathroom and for her friends!! Andrea Durham will be missed at EOAS.

She is one of those sunny, happy, helpful people that everybody likes to have around. All the people from EOAS wish Andrea the best in her future position and in her life.

EOAS in the news
- Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=be8682f4f4&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDevgHtKJU$> - Phys.org, 1/22/2020
- C<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=8c672d097a&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDegcLsi-s$>elebrating Janice Huff’s 25th Anniversary at WNBC<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=965e867567&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeQXydO1M$> - WNBC-TV, 1/16/2020
- FSU meteorology professor wins distinguished Humboldt Research Award - Professor Sharon Nicholson - <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=f9b5512643&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDesT6sd18$> FSU News, 1/10/2020
- A team from FSU Weather has won the 2019 Max University Challenge<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=52b7bcbe59&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe5Mkyqm8$> - The Weather Company, 11/26/19
- On November 22nd, Dr. James TULL was among a group of outgoing department chairs and directors honored by The Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences (...)<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=8a48f80fab&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDemjpYd4E$> - The College of Arts & Sciences - Facebook page, 11/22/2019
- Mystery in global carbon cycle uncovered by investigation of oceanic "black carbon" <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=e3ad6aacfb&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeGj0ah60$> - SciTech Daily, 11/7/2019
- Scientists just discovered "stormquakes" <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=9c5c1dba40&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeNibujKs$>  - CNN, 10/17/2019
- New seismic phenomenon discovered, named stormquakes<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=ef54fabb40&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeUVUxbZA$> - National Geographic, 10/16/2019
- FSU-EOAS Geology - Dr. Wenuyan Fan research: The stormquakes.<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=2dc97b6390&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeFWB9NUc$> - FSU News, 10/15/2019
- FSU study: Fish may be key to controlling growth of reef bacteria<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=0b88abc17a&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeKEBsVOk$> - FSU News, 9/30/19
- Research provides new insight into the critical roles of plankton in marine carbon storage<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=bef650071a&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeyhzmGGE$> - FSU News, 9/24/19
- FSU joined nations's TOP 20<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=d1efdd5df8&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe9ihf590$> - FSU News, 9/9/2019
- Canceled Hurricane Hunters cause data blind spots for forecasters during Hurricane Dorian<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=247e8a81d5&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeaRR782k$> - Tallahassee Democrat, 9/13/2019
- Loggerhead turtles may benefit from a warming climate, but not for long<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=a9e8ae7259&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeQ1SV7U4$> - Earth.com, 9/9/2019
- Oxygen Depletion in Ancient Oceans Caused Major Mass Extinction<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=47c1254032&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeQzpNeEY$> - Environmental coastal & offshore, 9/4/2019
- Depleted seamounts near Hawai recovering after decades of protection<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=b455e64963&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDegCZo7CY$> - NSF reserach News, 8/12/2019
- No you can't just make a hurricane. But there are other options<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=f73115baef&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeKGbXRYw$> - Vox Today Explained, 8/26/2019
- FSU welcomes largest freshman class in history with new students convocation <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=afedcad1f4&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeI26YZy4$> - Tallahassee Democrat, 8/25/2019
- Climate and change: Rising temeratures transforming Alabama <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=23c73df1de&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe1O8G8II$> - Mongomery Advertiser, 8/23/2019
- Orlando Sentinel features FSU Marine Laband its work in Apalachicola Bay to revive oyster industry <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=45674b29ba&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe_w12xmM$> - Orlando Sentinel, 8/25/2019
- Ice sheets underpin core elements of the Erath's carbon cycle<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=585b4a9126&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDenxszsd4$> - FSU News,

Mosaic Expedition Updates
"Yesterday evening again two polar bears came close to our ship...Nobody was on the ice when the bears appeared and there was no danger for the expedition's participants. For our own safety and for the safety of the polar bears, we don't want them to get used to being our neighbors. The expedition's lead and professional polar bear guards therefore chased them with the flashbang of a flare gun. The bears were not injured and left the area immediately." Photo: Esther Horvath, AWI
University of Colorado - Mosaic Monday<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=d740fd493e&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeLg0-PZc$>
On September 20th, the Polarstern set sail from Tromsø, Norway with the Russian support icebreaker Fedorov close on its tail. On October 4th, the Polarstern reached the ice floe that it will be frozen in and drift along with for the next year. Shortly thereafter, the Fedorov began deploying a 'Distributed Network' of scientific instruments around the Polarstern, and scientists began setting up science cities on the ice. As of October 24th, all science cities have been set up, although changing ice floe conditions can mean changes to the city set-ups at any time.
Mosaic Monday - Weekly updates from the Arctic, November 4, 2019.

“The foundation of MOSAIC is seeing the entire Arctic system in different ways, from many different angles,” said Shupe, a researcher with CU Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA.

The goal, Shupe said, is to untangle what are known as coupled processes, or the complex energy interactions between clouds, water, ice and air. While data of that kind is usually collected remotely, this mission will allow for advanced experimentation to be done in person.
Trent knoss, University of Colorado.

Get weekly updated on the Expedition progress:
More updates, pictures and videos on the Mosaic Expedition website<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=12aaac1fe5&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeKJE_vjk$>, run by the Colorado University<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=0683eeb0d7&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDesBfi5H0$>
The College of Arts and Science


FSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is home to more than 10,000 students spread across 167 major programs of study. Nearly every FSU undergrad takes at least one course in the sciences or humanities within the college’s 18 departments. Arts and Sciences alumni number more than 90,000 and are scientists and athletes, writers and linguists, award winners and noted scholars. With roots that trace back to the university’s founding in 1851, the College of Arts and Sciences lives up to its role as the academic core of Florida State University.

Learn more, get the latest news, and connect with the College of Arts and Sciences on social, all from artsandsciences.fsu.edu<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=954d159eab&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeEN_RULM$>.

EOAS research facilities

The FSU Costal Marine Lab
A tour at FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSU-CML) – Entering the Gulf’s marine life

On the FSU-EOAS’s facilities tour, the Marine Lab was a key place to be discovered.
The Marine Lab work closely with numbers of scientists from local and federal environmental organizations: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, …
Research at the Marine Lab are also conducted by faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students and undergraduate investigators from the FSUCML and from other universities around the world.
The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory is one of the research facility that EOAS’s faculty, researchers and students can access for their work. The facility includes laboratories, instrumentation and computational equipment.

Among its research, The Coastal Marine Lab<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=865e6b6ea6&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDec5yORSI$> is working on a new project to understand the decline of the Apalachicola Bay’s system and the deterioration of oyster reefs. The ultimate goal of this major research project is to develop a management and restoration plan for the oyster reefs and the health of the bay.
The project is funded by The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative (ABSI)<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=3b8ba5951b&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDetM2ngns$>
Located on the northeastern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in St Teresa, Franklin County, Florida, The Marine Lab is ideally based for the purpose of coastal and marine ecosystems research.
The facility was built between 1966 and 1968 when FSU formed the Department of Oceanography on campus.

Bryan Keller<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=d096edf19a&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDea-WBPX8$>, PhD candidate at FSU-EOAS and at the Marine Lab was our tour guide.
He is working with Dr. Dean Grubbs who is the Associate Director of Research and a Full Research Faculty for the Marine Lab.
Bryan is a 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. Starting in January, he'll be in the Office of International Affairs for Noaa Fisheries.


The Marine Lab’s campus offers a wide range of facilities for research: classrooms, laboratories, holding facilities and greenhouses.

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The FSUCML owns a research boat that can be used by other organizations and FSU main campus. The boat his fully equipped for sea research and can be offshore for several days.
They also have a fleet of small boats (kayaks, skiffs and pontoon boats) that can be used for working in the shallow bays and coastal areas of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

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To provide scientists with clean and local seawater, the FSUCML has its own seawater system. It is essential to use the seawater in experiments on organisms from the seagrass beds, salt marshes, mudflats, oyster reefs and offshore areas from the Gulf of Mexico.

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In the classroom space, the FSUCML had set up a zoological collection. Lots of different species of sharks and fishes are there to be seen and studied.

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Pictures above:
The Zoological lollection lab, a Horn shark (Heterodontus francisci), aLesser electric ray (Narcine bancroftii), the shark above is a newborn nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) and a frilled shark(Asia- Chlamydoselachus anguineus).

Did you know that during their research on sawfish, Dr. Grubb and his colleagues documented for the first time a saw fish giving birth in the wild?
Check out the complete report and video HERE<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=68d18be534&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDey_dzENc$>.


Whether you are a professor, a student, a families or a school, there are many things you can learn and discover at the Coastal Marine Lab.
It is one of FSU’s great facility and it contributes to FSU’s tremendous work around oceanographic and marine research.

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Student highlight
Aaron Ashley - EOAS Geology


Let's rock!
Aaron Ashley is a PhD student at FSU-EOAS department in the Geology field.
In general, he is working on understanding the roles of volatiles, namely water and CO2, in geologic processes.
The research Aaron plans to conduct for his PhD focuses on constraining the physical characteristics of fluids and magmas in subduction zones.
Before studying for his Master degree, Aaron worked on a couple different rock projects:
One of them involved ooid ironstones (sedimentary rocks) from Alabama, in which he used chemical, mineralogic and textural evidence to constrain their ambiguous origins.
Ironstones may be in part formed by bacterial processes, and he worked to identify those potential processes.

Complete article<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=bd7cfb08f7&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDebG8OHxI$> on EOAS's website and FSU-EOAS's Geology graduate degree<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=374abc319d&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDep7t3SeM$>.

Bryan Keller - EOAS Oceanography & Marine Lab


Bryan Keller is a PhD student at FSU-EOAS Oceanography and he got awarded to be a 2020 John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow!
He also recently won the People’s Choice Award in The Science Coalition<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=49649a1fcc&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeC7nGxec$> Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge!

Starting in early February, he will be working in the Office of International Affairs for NOAA Fisheries in Washington DC.
Bryan is conducting research around sharks at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) and has been working along with his advisor Dr. Dean Grubbs who is the Associate Director of research operations at the Marine Lab.

Complete article<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=86019eb02c&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeJC16uy8$> on EOAS's website and FSU-EOAS's Oceanography graduate programs<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=dfa7d90466&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeXzV9trs$>
EOAS Alumnis
On October 26th, EOAS Meteorology Alumnus Janice Huff, Alan Sealls and Bryan Norcross joined the annual homecoming workshop organized by FSU Weather.
How great it was for students to share a moment with some of the nations's most renowned and respected meteorologists!
For more pictures of the event, check out the College of Arts and Sciences post<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=61d3d5d500&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeI93zSNI$>.
Ryan Smithies - Hurricane Hunters US Air Force
FSU EOAS Meteorology alumnus Ryan Smithies flew his Hurricane Hunter plane into Dorian last September to gather weather data.
Smithies pursued a career with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter in 2016 and was flying his first hurricane season this year!

Learn more about Ryan Smithies by reading the exclusive interview he gave to the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Dr. Winterling - WJXT Hurricane Expert
Dr. George Winterling, FSU-EOAS Meteorology alumnus
Former Chief meteorologist for Channel 4 - WJXT.
Photo credits: News4Jax
Dr. George A. Winterling was born in New Jersey and move to Jacksonville with his family at age 10.
He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1949 before serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, where he became familiar with typhoon-like storms while stationed in Alaska's Aleutian Islands and observed some of the Pacific Ocean's killer weather. Winterling first studied at Jacksonville University in 1954. At that time, he had a part time job delivering the Florida Times-Union<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=1af25eea61&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeB8CNGho$>.
He then went to Florida State University and earned a degree in Meteorology in 1957.

Upon graduation, Winterling was offered a job at the U.S. Weather Bureau in Jacksonville.
After being invited on a flight into Hurricane Gracie and getting a taste of Hurricane Donna in 1960, he felt like trying his hand at television meteorology.
In 1962, Winterling began his television career at Channel 4 - WJXT<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=2b454dfca5&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDelAT5Vo0$>, News 4 Jax.

"My boss at the Weather Bureau, Roger Plaster, told me he thought it would not last 3 years. After predicting Hurricane Dora would strike St. Augustine in 1964, my television career lasted 47 years. I was Adjunct Professor teaching Meteorology at Jacksonville University from 1975 thru 1994. " Winterling said.


Drawing credits: Florida Times-Union newspaper

During his lengthy tenure in TV broadcasting and as WJXT's chief meteorologist, Winterling's understanding of hurricanes were frequently updated through discoveries about El Nino and La Nina effects on hurricanes by FSU professors, especially Dr. James O'Brien<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=25360a0d34&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe7d15jEY$>.
"Having reached the age of 88, I have many memories. The Meteorology Department was only 6 years old when I came to FSU, but it had a fax machine that allowed me to view the latest weather maps. Meteorologists were rarely seen on TV. Tallahassee's WCTV went on the air with Willie the Weatherman."


Willie the Weatherman giving the weather on the WCTV Good Morning show.

Source: Floridamemory.com<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=f93a774b2e&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDejIZVDjw$> - State Library and archives of Florida

Since 2002, Winterling has participated in an annual workshop for meteorology students at FSU, being honored by having a plaque placed at their Weathercasting Studio for his contribution to the program.

"Many of my broadcasting colleagues have benefited from Dr. Jon Ahlquist<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=12ba3ef5a2&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeMWqDIfU$>'s<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=5b95977b65&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDefF4OMvA$> classes on weather presentations. I was honored to have the Weathercasting Studio dedicated to me,"  he said.
Winterling retired from full-time reporting in 2009, and he served as an Emeritus Meteorologist at Jacksonville University until his full retirement in 2014. He has been a member of the FSU Alumni Association<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=04c653bea8&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeZskNegw$> for over 50 years.
Last Spring, Winterlng visited FSU for his grand-daughter's graduation. She earned a BS in Social Sciences. "I have fond memories of many of FSU's presidents, going back to Doak Campbell." Winterling said.

Dr. Winterling and FSU President John E. Thrasher

Winterling’s work and achievements are nationally recognized, he will be honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=fb53d7b340&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDexyMlivU$> in the next edition of Marquis Who's Who.

Learn more about weather forecasting and Dr. Winterling's life in his book "Chasing the Wind: Memories of a Pioneer TV Meteorologist" that includes his background, education, and accomplishments over the past 69 years. All royalties go to Wolfson Children's Hospital NICU<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=2474b375c0&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDefsvVGkA$> (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) located in Jacksonville.

Syreeta Dickerson Vaughn – FSU-EOAS Geology alumna
Syreeta Vaughn is a Senior Nuclear Facility Engineer for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=5fc6b0a9af&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeT_7bxMs$>.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Florida State University in 2002.
In 2005, Mrs. Vaughn became the first African American woman to graduate with an earth and planetary science degree from the University of Tennessee.
She earned a M.S. in Hydrogeology (2005) and Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2013, adding two graduate diplomas to her BS in geological and earth sciences from Florida State University.

Syreeta currently sits on the Earth & Planetary Science advisory board at University of Tennessee and the Governor-appointed University Advisory Board.
She hopes to reconnect to her Seminole network. Over, the last year’s she’s given back so much to UT, and gained so much more. She wishes to begin the process of doing the same for FSU, the place where she started.

Syreeta was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has served her community for most of her life. Volunteering represents an important part of the values she received from her hometown.
Syreeta has served in various leadership capacities for several organizations both locally and regionally.

“I have very fond memories of my time at FSU. If I had any words to share with Geology/EOAS students it would be that your degrees are foundational and can take you anywhere. The geology program provided me with a strong foundational STEM curriculum which I then have been able to successful use to secure high wages and a meaningful career. ” Syreeta said.

Syreeta received multiple honors including the 2013 Knoxville Business Journals 40 under 40 distinctions, 2016 National Urban League Young Professional Hero’s in the Movement Award and the 2019 UT Knoxville Alumni Promise Award.

FSU Alumnis news - VIRES magazine

Florida State University’s official alumni publication, VIRES® magazine, is produced biannually by the Alumni Association<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=444ccd401b&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeQ-f77xY$>. Named after the first torch in the university seal, vires represents strength of all kinds: physical, mental and moral. Inside the magazine, you will find alumni success stories, university news, class note updates and more to showcase the strength of the Florida State community.

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Notable achievements
Graduates students Dahlia Al-Haleem and Lauren Chaphe
Aquatic Environmental MS program


During last summer, FSU-EOAS graduate students Dahlia and Lauren finished the Aquatic Environmental MS program in three semesters - One year.
They maintained a 3.75 and 4.0 average in the program.
Congratulations to both of them!
Graduate student Chelsie Bowman - Geology
"Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction"


“Around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23 percent of all marine animals from the face of the planet. For years, scientists struggled to connect a mechanism to this mass extinction.

Geology Assistant professors Seth Young and Jeremy Owens and graduate student Chelsie Bowman from Florida State University<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=243c4d0e4c&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDe5GKkbmc$>‘s Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science at FSU<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=c0e2fe2353&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeo9oUO3o$>, part of the FSU College of Arts & Sciences<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=cde2b62a3c&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeWqmzkaU$>, are now confirming what triggered this event.

Their study, published today in the journal Geology<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=41c3123f65&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDekqOxa1w$>, resolves a longstanding paleoclimate mystery, and raises urgent concerns about the ruinous fate that could befall our modern oceans if well-established trends of deoxygenation persist and accelerate.”

Full article FSU News HERE<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fsu.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a562102402f5ab840074a1cc5&id=64bef9e1f1&e=f5daf516d7__;!!PhOWcWs!jXeK9YJh3hAIvsYmGplPil6zN35BaA9brTI94JvoQIavHF-3bOxfgeDeegu-IrM$>.

Graduations Fall 2019
Congratulations to all !!
Env./ Sci. and Policy (BA)

Sophia Batista
Miguel Ortiz
Amanda Piland
Abigail Sherman
Claudia Stevens
Ethan Voegele
Env. Science (BS)

Nolan Buttner
Brooke Gendreau
Shauna Guld
Jazmyn Jenkins
Nicole Knutson
Susan Laitsch
Kristine Locke
Alyssa Prinzo
Sarah Robert
Matthew Sandburg
Eric Tano
Quinn Turrieta
Meagan Whittle
Casey Willis

Randall Funder burk, MS

Chance Hannold, MS

Farman Ullah, PhD


Alireza Merikhi, Biological Oceanography, PhD

Brooke Barber,  MS  AES

Madison Harris, MS AES

Mikaela Kirkland, MS AES

Nicholas Rodriguez-Caballero, joint Law-AES


Kyle Ahern, PhD
Bachir Annane, PhD
Levi Cowan, PhD
Jason Ducker, PhD
Tristan Hall, PhD
Brian Haynes, MS

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