Month: January 2023

Global Signature of the Siberian Traps

A study involving Professors Tracy Frank and Chris Fielding in the Department of Earth Sciences provides new insights into the latest Permian mass extinction. Published in Nature Communications, the team collected and analyzed samples from terrestrial sites in southern Pangea for mercury, which is a proxy for volcanic activity. These southern hemisphere mercury records capture […]

Connecticut’s Natural Landscape

Learn about the geology of Connecticut through 10 essays in Connecticut Magazine by Department of Earth Sciences Professor Robert Thorson. In this collection, he describes many unique aspects of Connecticut’s landscape that help define the state’s identity. By recounting Connecticut’s tectonic, glacial, and human history, Thorson illuminates how the land of steady habits came to […]