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Three New Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellows Will Conduct Coastal and Marine Research


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Above: Walter C. Mendenhall (1871-1957), fifth Director of the USGS, for which the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is named. For more information about his term (1930-43), visit URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1050/
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A new group of Ph.D. graduates will join the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellows in fiscal year 2007 (FY07, starting October 2006). Linda Gundersen, USGS Acting Associate Director for Geology, announced their names in early April, noting that "we continue to attract some of the best new Ph.D. graduates to address a broad range of research topics." Three of the new Mendenhall Fellows plan to conduct research in coastal or marine areas:

  • Alberto Lopez (Northwestern University) will work with Uri ten Brink, Eric Geist, and Homa Lee on a "Quantitative Evaluation of Tsunami Hazard to the Atlantic and Caribbean Coasts."

  • John Pohlman (College of William and Mary) will work with Deborah Hutchinson and Timothy Collett on "The Occurrence and Behavior of Gas Hydrate in Natural Environments."

  • Lee Florea (University of South Florida) will work with Kevin J. Cunningham, Peter Swarzenski, and Eugene Shinn on the "Application of Sequence Stratigraphy to Delineate Heterogeneous Ground-Water Flow in Karstic Platform Carbonates."

The FY07 Fellows will be the seventh group hired for 2-year appointments under the Mendenhall program, which began in 2001. "The influx of postdoctoral talent continues to be a vital resource for the future of our science," wrote Gunderson, adding that she has been quite impressed by "the energy and productivity of our Mendenhall Fellows and the stimulation they provide our permanent staff." To learn more about the program and projects being conducted by current Mendenhall Fellows, please visit the USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Reserch Fellowship Program Fiscal Year 2007 Announcement.


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