News

March 2017
  • M.S. student Kate Gigstad and undergraduates Lydia Albright, Joseph Martinez, and Natalie McNall head to Patagonia, Argentina next week for field work on NSF-funded research on late Paleozoic Ecosystems.
February 2017
  • M.S. student Kate Gigstad started the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Women Geoscientists! This is the first and only chapter in Wisconsin, and only the 2nd chapter in the north-central US. Thank you, Kate!
January 2017
  • Geosciences major Caige Tubic was awarded a Stipend for Undergraduate Research Fellow from UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Caige is working on the paleoecology of some Early Triassic crinoids that lived following the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Congratulations, Caige!
  • Geosciences major Lydia Albright was awarded a Stipend for Undergraduate Research Fellow from UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Lydia is studying the paleoecology of Middle Triassic slope faunas to better understand ecologic restructuring following the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. Congraulations, Lydia!
November 2016
  • Margaret is lead guest editor with Dr. Pedro Marenco (Bryn Mawr College) and Dr. Matthew Clapham (UC, Santa Cruz) for a special volume titled Studies in Paleoecology in Honor of David J. Bottjer for Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
October 2016
  • Dr. Dyanna Czeck and Margaret submitted a proposal to NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience initiative.
  • Margaret will perform at the Wisconsin Science Festival in the ‘Big Ideas for Busy People-Milwaukee’ show.
September 2016
  • Lydia Albright and Caige Tubic are Geosciences majors who just joined the lab. We are glad to have them!
  • Check out photos from Margaret’s trip to the 35th IGC and field trip to the Karoo Basin.
August 2016
June 2016
April 2016
  • Erin Bulson and Kate Gigstad will present their research at the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium n April 26, 2016.
  • Margaret was nominated for Undergraduate Mentor of the Year. Thanks, y’all!
  • Margaret will conduct an external review of the Department of Geological Sciences at Ball State University.
March 2016
  • There will be TWO new M.S. students in PEBL next year. Welcome, Erin Bulson and Kate Gigstad!
February 2016
January 2016
November 2015
  • Congratulations to Ashley Dineen! Her poster presented at the 2014 Geological Society of America was named Best Poster Overall by the Paleontological Society.
October 2015
  • The Paleo-biology, – Ecology, and Biogeochemistry Laboratory (PEBL) is a newly formed research space in the Department of Geosciences at UWM.
September 2015
  • Congratulations to recent Ph.D. graduate Ashley Dineen! She will begin as a Curatorial Assistant at the California Academy of Sciences the Fall.
  • Abstracts for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America have been accepted. See you in Baltimore!
  • UWM’s Fall 2015 semester began on September 2. Welcome Back! Margaret has begun her two-year term as the Department of Geosciences Undergraduate Advisor.
  • Erin, Kate, and James continue to work in the paleoecology and geochemistry labs this semester.
July 2015
  • Undergraduates Erin Bulson, Kate Gigstad, and James Van Eerden are working in the lab on various aspects of paleocecology and geochemistry this summer.
  • Recent PhD grad Ashley Dineen will start her job as a Paleontology Technician at Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Margaret is teaching an online class titled Geosciences 150: Introduction to Ocean Sciences.
June 2015
May 2015
  • Geosciences 697: Biotic Crises in Earth’s History visited Nevada and Utah.
  • Congratulations to two graduate students in the Fraiser Research Group, Nicole Braun (MS) and Ashley Dineen (PhD), on their graduation!
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