Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr Tracy D. Frank is a professor and the Schultz Chair in Stratigraphy in the Department Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a sedimentologist and geochemist who uses chemical and textural signatures in ancient sedimentary rocks to reconstruct past variations in Earth’s climate, environment, and oceanography over a broad range of temporal and spatial scales. She is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and currently serves as a Vice President of the International Association of Sedimentologists. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will deliver several guest lectures on conditions surrounding mass extinctions in Earth’s past, serve as a guest instructor on a geology field trip, and collaborate on research with staff at NUI Galway, the GSI, iCRAG, and the Burren Geopark.