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GEOG 302 - Geography of Alaska
GEOG 303 - Geography of the U.S. and Canada
GEOG 305 - Geography of Europe
GEOG 311 - Geography of Asia
GEOG 312 - People, Places & Env: Principles of Human Geography
GEOG 420 - Geopolotics of Energy
Cultural geography, North American regional cultures, rural cultures, perceptual geography, and sense of place. Recent research interests are popular perceptions of Alaska and the expression of frontier ideology in Alaskan politics, culture, and landscape.
B.S., 1984 University of Kansas
M.A., 1992 University of Kansas
Ph.D., 1997, University of Kansas
GEOS 106 - Life in the Age of Dinosaurs
GEOS 317 - Paleontological Research and Laboratory Methods
GEOS/BIOL 486/686 - Vertebrate Paleontology
Vertebrate paleontology specializing in Mesozoic marine reptiles; plesiosaur and ichthyosaur phylogeny; Jurassic marine reptiles of Svalbard, Norway; Alaskan dinosaurs
Museum of the North
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H - I - J - K
Glaciers (GEOS 617)
Glaciers, Volcanoes and Earthquakes (GEOS 120, glaciers module of the course)
Glacier mass balance, glacier meteorology and hydrology, modeling the response of glaciers to climate change, and the contribution of glacier wastage to global sea-level rise.
GEOG 111 Physical Geography w/Lab
GEOG/GEOS 339 Change Detection in Arctic Systems w/Lab
GEOG/GEOS 483 Research Design, Writing, Presentation Methods
GEOS/GEOG 460/660 The Dynamic Alaskan Coastline
My research focuses on elucidating coastal environmental changes occurring over multiple spacial and temporal scales in response to natural and anthropogenic drivers. This research will be an important component to developing appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change along Alaska's coastline.
Forest ecology, ice-age climate change, and the interactions between prehistoric humans and changing climate.
GEOS 225 - Field and Computer Methods (Spring, co-teaching with Rainer Newberry)
GEOS 351 - Geology Field Camp (Summer, 8 weeks, co-teaching with various faculty)
GEOS 605 - Geochronology (Fall, co-teaching with Elisabeth Nadin)
- Interaction between metamorphism and deformation
- Metamorphism of metasedimentary rocks
- Gneiss domes
- Axial Zone of the Pyrenees
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GEOS 475/675 = Presentation Techniques (co-teach with R. Newberry, Fall)
GEOS 309 = Tectonics (Fall)
GEOS 605 = Geochronology (co-teach with P. Layer every other Fall)
GEOS 101 = Dynamic Earth (Spring)
GEOS 222 = Fundamentals of Geospatial Science (Spring)
Elisabeth Nadin studies continental fault zones to assess the strength of continental crust from the surface to the brittle–plastic transition. Her geological investigations require both field work and lab work. In the field, she maps large and small structures associated with faulting. Back in the lab, various thermochronometers are used to determine ages of fault rocks, and thermobarometers are employed to determine the corresponding depths and temperatures of formation and deformation of rocks in and around the fault zone. Nadin also analyzes rock fabrics by petrographic microscope, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and Xray diffraction (XRD) to understand how different minerals—and their relative abundances—affect the overall strength of continental crust. These investigations provide insight into the past development and future evolution of Earth's crust.
Currently, Nadin is working in the mid- to lower-crustal sections of the Talkeetna Arc, southeast Alaska. Her investigations include 1) a geochemical comparison of mid-crustal arc levels from the Jurassic and today (as preserved in xenoliths of the active Aleutian arc); 2) detrital-zircon studies of metasediments associated with the Talkeetna Arc; and 3) rock flow fabrics preserved within the middle and lower crustal levels of this accreted arc.