Earth Sciences




  • Maria Richards: Geothermal industry grows, with help from oil and gas industry. Link to story.


  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthony Fiorillo, Off to Huge Dinosaur Footprint Dig. Link to story.


  • SMU geophysics researchers, states confront worries about fracking, earthquakes. Link to story.


  • Paleobotanist, Dr. Bonnie Jacobs, Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms. Link to story.





  • Dr. Brian Stump discusses seismic activity in North Texas: Study Up For 'Think': The Azle-Reno Earthquakes. Link to story. Link to audio


  • Dr. Zhong Lu is using satellite imagery of volcanoes to aid in predicting future eruptions. Link to story.


  • 30 million years of sediments along Africa's South Atlantic shoreline precisely dated for the first time by SMU's Christopher Strganac and co-authors from the Projecto PaleoAngola. Link to story.


  • SMU seismologists release new earthquake study of Parker County. Link to story.


  • SMU researchers, satellites know when a volcano will blow. Link to story.


  • SMU Geothermal Lab, industry seeks resource assessment tools to spur development. Link to story.


  • Geothermal lab, geothermal energy bubbling underground in Texas. Link to story.


  • Dr. Louis Jacobs participates in discussion of the first dinosaur bones discovered in Saudi Arabia. Link to story.



  • Michael Polcyn co-authors an article. (2014, January 8). Skin pigmentation provides evidence of convergent melanism in extinct marine reptiles. NatureLink to related story.


News 2013