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Four New Postdoctoral Fellows Will Research Coastal and Marine Topics

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Portrait of  Walter C. Mendenhall
Above: Walter C. Mendenhall, fifth Director of the USGS (from 1931 to 1943), in whose honor the agency established the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. (Portrait painted by Harris and Ewing, Inc.)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will welcome 14 new Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellows in fiscal year 2008 (FY08, starting October 2007). Four of them will conduct research on coastal and marine topics:

  • Nancy Grumet Prouty (Stanford University) will work with Michael E. Field, Gordon W. Tribble, and Robert J. Rosenbauer on "Historical Land-Use Patterns Recorded by Coral Chemistry: Linkages Between Watershed Change and Ecosystem Health."
  • Marci Robinson (George Mason University) will work with Harry Dowsett and Alan Haywood (British Antarctic Survey) on "Multiproxy Analysis of Sea-Surface Temperature and Ocean-Atmosphere Modeling of Future Climate Scenarios."
  • Andrew Schroth (Dartmouth College) will work with John Crusius, Ken Bruland (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Ed Sholkovitz (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) on "Sources and Fluxes of Iron to Northern Gulf of Alaska Surface Waters."
  • Kathy Tedesco (University of South Carolina) will work with Richard Poore, Terry Quinn (University of Texas), and David Hollander (University of South Florida) on "Holocene Climate and Environmental Variability—Northern Gulf of Mexico."

The 14 new Fellows are the 8th group of recent Ph.D. graduates to be hired for 2-year appointments under the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, established in 2001 in honor of Walter C. Mendenhall, the fifth Director of the USGS.

Patrick Leahy, USGS Associate Director for Geology, announced the names of the incoming Fellows in March, noting the continued high caliber of young scientists coming to the USGS through the Mendenhall Program and the breadth of their research topics. Leahy also praised current and past Mendenhall Fellows, citing their energy and productivity and "the stimulation they provide our permanent staff." Brief descriptions of their research projects are posted on the Mendenhall Program Web site at URL http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/ (scroll down to "Project Profiles" and "Project Summaries").

Related Sound Waves Stories
Three New Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellows Will Conduct Coastal and Marine Research
May 2006
New Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellows to Join Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team
May 2005

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