EOAS graduate students receive GSA Graduate Student Research Grants
Nevin Kozik and Daniel Govert are graduate students in the the Geology PhD and MS programs, respectively, here in EOAS, both advised by Dr. Seth Young. Recently, Nevin and Dan were awarded Graduate Student Research Grants by the Geological Society of America. The primary role of the GSA research grant program is to provide partial support of master’s and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Nevin’s project involves the use of thallium and sulfur isotopes, trace metals, and iodine geochemistry in order to investigate the linkages of marine redox conditions to the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction. His samples will be collected in south China and Nevada, with all the lab work to be done at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) at FSU. Dan’s project involves the use of thallium and sulfur isotopes, trace metals, and iron geochemistry in order to investigate the role of widespread reducing conditions as causal mechanism for a well-known early Silurian marine extinction, known as the Ireviken event. Dan’s samples will be collected from outcrops in the Arctic Canada and from Latvia, and all lab work will be done at NHMFL at FSU.