Welcome visiting PhD student Mauricio Baldim!

Mauricio will join our lab group as a visiting scholar from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil . He will to do geochemical analysis of Archean rock collected from Brazil.

Mauricio sampling in the São Francisco Craton.

Pub: Nature Scientific Reports, 2017

Picture of Martin Lake by Broxton Bird

I’m so stoked that our lab group just published “Midcontinental Native American population dynamics and late Holocene hydroclimate extremes” in Nature Scientific Reports.

It seems like ages ago when we first collected our sediment cores from Martin Lake in 2013.



You can download a free copy of the publication here:

IUPUI news release is here:

Midcontinental Native American population dynamics and late Holocene hydroclimate extremes. Broxton W. Bird, Jeremy J. Wilson, William P. Gilhooly III, Byron A. Steinman & Lucas Stamps. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 41628 (2017) doi:10.1038/srep41628

New postdoc Alice Bosco Santos

Alice Bosco Santos, Elson Oliviera (left) and grad student Fotis Fouskas (right) at a mine in Brazil.

Dr. Alice Bosco Santos joins the lab to study modern euxinic basins and Precambrian sediments. Alice is a FAPESP postdoctoral scholar. She made the move from the University of Campinas, Brazil, and will be here for a year. Bem vinda Alice!

Dan Orazi awarded AAPG scholarship

Dan Orazi (left) with Joe Werne (right) and Molly O’Bierne at Green Lake, NY

Congrats to undergrad student Dan Orazi for winning the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Military Veterans Scholarship Program. Dan was one of only ten students awarded this national scholarship. Way to go Dan!

IUPUI press release here:  http://earthsciences.iupui.edu/sciencestory/geology-undergraduate-wins-national-veteran-scholarship.