June 12, 2006
Two Earth sciences faculty elected fellows
of Geological Society of America
Andrew Fisher and Paul Koch, both professors of Earth sciences,
have been elected fellows of the Geological Society of America
in recognition of their significant contributions to the science
Fisher's research focuses on physical and chemical hydrogeology
on land and below the seafloor. He has done pioneering studies
of the flow of water beneath the seafloor. On land, he is studying
interactions between surface water and ground water.
Koch uses isotope analyses and other techniques to study the
ecology of extinct animals and plants and to investigate the
influence of climate on the diversity and organization of continental
ecosystems. He has used similar biogeochemical techniques to
study African elephants and other modern organisms.
Established in 1888, the Geological Society of America is dedicated
to the advancement of the geosciences, uniting Earth scientists
in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet and
share scientific findings.