The cast of the mosasaur Gnathomortis stadtmani's bones kept here at Brigham Young University's Eyring Science Center is getting its shot at fame from this new article. This huge prehistoric lizard was recently renamed after a new investigation into the structure of its jaws.
We live in a moving world – not even the rocks under our feet are fixed (as many of us experienced yesterday). On this recent episode of Constant Wonder, host Marcus Smith sat down with geological sciences professor Ron Harris to talk about the beauty and drama of tectonic plates. [Listen]
BYU Geological Sciences researched the effect of dry lakebeds on urban dust
A beautiful one-ounce silver medallion, commemorating James E. Talmage and the President's emphasis on experiential learning, has been minted by our department, and is now available for purchase!
This picture shows excess nutrients produced by a massive algal bloom in Farmington Bay. Research into the history of nutrient concentrations in this part of the Great Salt Lake were studied in Nathan Gunnell's 2020 thesis, "A Study of the Anthropogenic Impact in Farmington Bay Through Isotopic and Elemental Analysis." This work was funded by the Wasatch Front Water Quality Council.