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Professor John A. Higgins

Title: Associate Professor of Geosciences
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Professor John Higgins' primary research interest is the evolution of the carbon cycle and the global climate system over Earth history.  One focus has been on processes that control the chemical composition of seawater, and how those processes have changed on geologic timescales.  Another is how on the chemistry of carbonate sediments is affected by processes that occur post-deposition.  These include early diagenetic recrystallization, dolomitization and hydrothermal alteration.  The tools Prof. Higgins has employed to study these include numerical models of chemical and isotopic biogeochemical cycles, as well as analysis of traditional stable isotopes of oxygen and carbon, and new isotope systems such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

John A. Higgns, Associate Professor of Geosciences

 


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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011
Dr. Alfonso Pardo, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Pardo is currently an associate professor at the Polytechnic School of Huesca, of Zaragoza University, lecturing in the Environmental Science degree.
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011
Dr. Michael Slawinski, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, CAN
Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Geosciences final exam schedule for courses: GEO 418, GEO 415, GEO 363, GEO 297, GEO 207, GEO 203, and GEO 102a in January.

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