A Day in the GeoLife Series

Groundwater Resources Manager, Dr. Mike Jones @GroundwaterMike: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dr. Mike Jones CURRENT TITLE:  Groundwater Resources Manager AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Hydrogeology, Groundwater Resource Development, Water Resource Management Planning for Public Water Supply YEARS EXPERIENCE:  26 EDUCATION: BSc Geology, MSc Sedimentology, PhD Geochemistry WEBSITE:  http://www.groundwateruk.org/ INTERVIEW: Waste Management, Higher…
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PhD Candidate, Volcanology, Tom Pering: A Day in the GeoLife Series @Volcanoblog

NAME:  Tom Pering CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Candidate AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanology (Remote Sensing and Modelling) YEARS EXPERIENCE:  4 EDUCATION: BSc Physical Geography at the University of Reading and MSc Volcanology and Geological Hazards at Lancaster University WEBSITE:  http://www.volcano-blog.com/ What’s your…
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PhD Candidate, Sedimentation and Tectonics, Tannis McCartney @TMMCC: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Tannis McCartney CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Candidate AREA OF EXPERTISE: SEDIMENTATION AND TECTONICS, EAST AFRICA SEISMIC RESEARCH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  6 – OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY EDUCATION:  BSc Geophysics, University of Alberta; MSc Geology, University of Calgary, Canada WEBSITE: http://www.tannislikesrocks.blogspot.com…
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Researcher, Antarctic Glaciers, Dr. Lucy Clarke: A Day in the GeoLife Series @DrLucyClarke

NAME:  Lucy Clarke CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral Researcher at the British Antarctic Survey AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Fluvial geomorphology, glacial change and image analysis YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4 EDUCATION:  PhD in Geography (University of Exeter, UK), MSc in Geography & Surveying (University…
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ice core

PhD Candidate, Glaciology, Yuzhe Wang: A Day in the GeoLife Series @Wang_Yuzhe

NAME:  Yuzhe Wang CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Candidate AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geography/Glaciology/Remote Sensing/Numerical modeling, China YEARS EXPERIENCE:  4 EDUCATION: B.S. Geography; M.S. Physical Geography; PhD candidate What’s your job like? I’m a PhD candidate at the State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric…
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Alpine Fault Zone

PhD Candidate, Structural Geology, Andrew Cross: A Day in the GeoLife Series @TectonoAndy

NAME:  Andrew Cross CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Candidate AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Structural geology and rock deformation, New Zealand YEARS EXPERIENCE:  3 EDUCATION: MESci Geology with Geophysics (University of Liverpool) WEBSITE:  http://www.otago.ac.nz/geology/people/students/cross/index.html What’s your job like? I am a final year graduate…
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Geoscientist, Matt Hall: A Day in the GeoLife Series @kwinkunks

NAME:  Matt Hall CURRENT TITLE:  Geoscientist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Exploration Geoscience YEARS EXPERIENCE:  17 EDUCATION:  Finished PhD in sedimentology in 1997, University of Manchester, UK. Registered Professional Geoscientist in Nova Scotia, Canada. WEBSITE:  http://www.agilegeoscience.com/ What’s my job like? I co-own…
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What’s a typical day like as a geologist? ‘A Day in the Life’ series from professionals for students

I’ve often been asked what my day is like as a geologist.  I usually ramble on and on about what I do, but I’ve never put it down in writing so students or anyone else interested could gain an understanding…
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Drilling Rig

So, what’s it like to work as a geologist behind a drilling rig?

Working as a geologist behind a drilling rig is definitely not glamorous, unless long days in the heat or cold, smelling like funk and looking like you just fell into a mud pit are something you find attractive.  Depending on…
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A Black Hawk and a Geologist: Geo Field Life

I didn’t think too much of the siren light, as I passed through the entrance gate my first day at a laser testing facility in central Florida.  To me, this didn’t seem like anything more than the typical contamination assessment…
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Gators, snakes and a pink suitcase: my first day as a field geologist

My very first experience as an employed field geologist was in June 1998.  I had graduated in August 1997 and wasn’t called by the engineering firm for eight months, so to say I was excited was a bit of an understatement….
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