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New Video: Budding Paleontologist

Budding paleontologist, Autumn Jacobson, shows her rock and hammer skills!

Geography Teacher, Benjamin Newbury @GeoNewbz: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Benjamin Newbury CURRENT TITLE:  Geography teacher outside of Lincoln in England AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geopolitics of the Arctic Circle and using information and communication technology (ICT) within the classroom YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3 incredible but hardworking years EDUCATION:  I started…
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Khumbu Glacier

PhD Student, Himalayan Glaciology, Scott Watson @CScottWatson: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Scott Watson CURRENT TITLE: PhD Student at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2015 – present) AREA OF EXPERTISE: Himalayan glaciology/remote sensing EDUCATION: BSc Geography at the University of Leeds (2009 – 2012). MSc River Basin Dynamics and Management…
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UPDATED! Geohydrologic Data Manager, Sandie Will @RockHeadScience: A Day in the Geolife Series

NAME:  Sandie Will CURRENT TITLE:  Geohydrologic Data Manager/Professional Geologist (P.G.) AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Management, Leadership, Hydrogeology, Hydrostratigraphy, Water Resources YEARS EXPERIENCE:  18 – my experience includes 10 years in environmental consulting and 8 years with a state water agency. EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science, Geology,…
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UPDATED! Associate Hydrogeologist, Gareth Digges La Touche @GarethDLaT: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Gareth Digges La Touche CURRENT TITLE:  Principal Hydrogeologist and Associate AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Hydrogeology, well test analysis, fractured aquifers, mine water management YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  24 EDUCATION:  BSc Geology & Geography; MSc Computing in Earth Science; MSc Hydrogeology WEBSITE:…
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Krister Honkonen

Chief Specialist, Contamination, Krister Honkonen @KHonkonen: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Krister Honkonen CURRENT TITLE:  Chief Specialist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and hazardous building materials YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  I have been working with contaminated sites for almost 20 years, basically since I finished my education. Currently, I…
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PhD Student, Dinosaur Palaeontology, Alessandro Chiarenza @AAlechiarenza: A Day in the GeoLife Series

  NAME: Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza CURRENT TITLE:  I’m a PhD student in Palaeontology at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, focusing on North American dinosaur palaeoecology. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Dinosaur Palaeontology/Palaeoecology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  I started doing…
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mineralogist

UPDATED! Senior Mineralogist, Dr. Christopher Brough @ChrisPBrough: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr Christopher Brough CURRENT TITLE: Senior Consultant Mineralogist at Petrolab Limited YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 9 years of education, including two Master’s degrees and one PhD followed by five years in industry thus far. TWITTER: @ChrisPBrough WEBSITE: www.petrolab.org.uk & @PetrolabLtd…
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Geothermal Geologist, Kelly Blake @KRuth28: A Day in the GeoLife

NAME:  Kelly Blake CURRENT TITLE:  Geologist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geothermal exploration YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4.5 EDUCATION:  Undergraduate degree in Environmental Geoscience from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Master’s degree in Geology from Temple University in Philadelphia. I also spent two years working…
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Mud Logger, Mohsen Alshaghdari @mhsenhm: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Mohsen Alshaghdari CURRENT TITLE:  Mud logging geologist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Formation evaluation and sample description YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3 years experience in the oil field EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s in Geochemistry and Economic Geology in 2010, Sanaa University, Yemen. I made a…
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volcanology

PhD Student, Volcanology, Claire Harnett @claire_harnett1: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Claire Harnett CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Student at the University of Leeds AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanology and geomechanics YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  3 years of laboratory experience at the University of Portsmouth EDUCATION:  BSc Geological Hazards at the University of Portsmouth….
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Professor Bentley

Geology Professor, Callan Bentley @callanbentley: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Callan Bentley CURRENT TITLE: Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor of Geology, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia. I also blog at Mountain Beltway, tweet at @callanbentley, and serve as a contributing editor for EARTH magazine. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geology, teaching YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:…
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Tim Yilmaz

Postdoctoral Researcher, Volcanology, Dr. Tim Yilmaz @YilmazTim: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dr. Tim I. Yilmaz CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral researcher at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich) (@LMU_volc on Twitter), Germany AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Volcanology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10 years of education EDUCATION:  I started with my undergraduate studies in…
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