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Ethan Hyland

Assoc Professor


Jordan Hall 2148

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I currently teach Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Field Camp at the undergraduate level, and Paleoclimate & Paleoecology and Isotope Geochemistry at the graduate level.

My group does field and lab-based research on sediments and fossils from around the world in order to understand past climates and environments, and we work on a wide range of time periods!

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Ph.D. Geology University of Michigan 2014

Gr.C. Public Policy (Science & Technology) University of Michigan 2013

M.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Michigan 2012

B.A. Geology Carleton College 2008

Area(s) of Expertise

My research falls into three main categories: 1) sedimentology and stratigraphy, which includes examining modern and paleo-critical zone processes or using chemostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, and basin-scale macrostratigraphy to describe past depositional environments; 2) paleoclimatology and paleoecology, which includes developing and integrating terrestrial records (paleosols, paleobotany) to describe past climate and ecology or using proxy records to develop comparative models of major climate events; and 3) geochemistry, which includes using paleosol geochemistry and magnetic mineralogy to develop new paleoclimate proxies or developing new methods and applications for organic, traditional carbonate, or clumped isotope chemistry and thermometry.


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