Earth Sciences News

Graduate Student Ben Kalman Publishes Science Fiction Novel 


Graduate Student James Thayer awarded 2023 Kerry Kelts Research Award from the Limnogeology Division, Geological Society of America


GSA Today November 2023 


 Takes of Long Ago, Far Away

Fulbright Scholar to Link Synchrotron Tech, Mining

Model Shakes Up Earthquakes Forecasting

Western Takes First Steps Toward the Moon

DragonFly will Soar Across Saturn Moon

Research Resets Timeline for Life on Mars

Giant Beavers Didn't Eat Wood and That's Likely Why They Didn't Survive the Last Ice Age 

Students Land Project - After a Lost Year

Close Pass of 'Swarm' Calls for Close Observation

Lunar Researchers Prepare for Next 'Giant Leap'

Elite Researchers Share in CFI-JELF Funding

Western Gives Canadian Space Agency Astronaut's Mission a Boost 

Western University Researcher Wants to Pull History of Mars from its Rocks 

Western-led Team May Unlock Rocky Secrets of Mars 

Earth Sciences News 2018

Geology and Grapes a Winning Pair 

Student Wastes No Time in Conservation Efforts 

Work-Integrated-Learning Work at Western 

The Best New Research: Finalists Announced for the 2018 Frontiers Spotlight Award - September 2018

Mega quakes pose major threats to modern society, generating casualties and fatalities, disrupting socioeconomic activities, and causing enormous economic loss across the world. Recent major disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake and tsunami, and the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake, are vivid reminders that complex risk cascades drive most earthquake crises. New research that addresses multidisciplinary aspects of cascading hazards and risks is essential to mitigate future catastrophic earthquake disasters globally.

Western seismologists, Drs Katsu Goda, Hadi Ghofrani, Sheri Molnar and Gail Atkinson, contributed to the Frontiers' Mega Quake Research Topic. This collection of research articles has been shortlisted for the 2018 Frontiers Spotlight Award as one of 10 finalists among 400 article collections across a wide range of academic fields. The winning team will receive UK100K to organize an international conference. 


Researchers Return with Shredded Tents, Bear Tales - July 13, 2018 

Mars Discovery Adds Life to Further Exploration - June 7, 2018 

Gail Atkinson awarded 2018 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research - April 30, 2018 

"ExoMars returns first images from new orbit; Westerns Livio L. Tornabene makes major impact" - April 26, 2018 

"Tianqi Xie, PhD Geology Candidate, takes third place and Participants' Choice Award at 3MT Ontario Finals" - April 2018 

"Western University co-led drone project shortlisted for NASA mission to Saturn's largest" - March 16, 2018 

"Western University space-exploring helicopter makes NASA shortlist" - March 16, 2018 

"Western researcher sets eyes on Saturn's largest moon" - February 22, 2018

 Dr. Catherine Neish 

"Study Shakes up quake, fracking connections" - February 15, 2018

Dr. Gail Atkinson 

"Grand bend fireball may have dropped meteorites" - January 26, 2018