GSA Today

ISSN: 1052-5173

Current issue: November 2022

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Science

Answering Geosciences Research Questions at a Global Scale via a Hybrid Machine-Human Learning Approach: A Case Study of the Link between Climate and Volcanism

Seongjin Park et al.

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Rock Stars

Explorer of Mountains, Minerals, and Global Ecosystems: Alexander von Humboldt

Michael T. May

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Groundwork

Chemistry Education for the Geosciences: Perceptions of Importance and Relevant Knowledge

Nicole D. LaDue and Erika Zocher

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Peter Copeland

Peter Copeland

University of Houston
Term: Jan. 2019–Dec. 2026

Peter Copeland is a professor in the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston.

His research has focused primarily on thermochronology and its application to continental tectonics. He is the author of Communicating Rocks: Writing, Speaking, and Thinking about Geology (2012, Pearson). From 2001–2004, he was the co-editor of the Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Jim Schmitt

Jim Schmitt

Montana State University
Term: Jan. 2022–Dec. 2025

Jim Schmitt is professor emeritus of geology at Montana State University.

His research has focused primarily on tectonic controls on sedimentation, depositional systems, and paleontology. He is a GSA Fellow who has served as science editor of Geology (2016–2020), associate editor of GSA Bulletin (2006–2009). and co-author of a GSA Special Paper (2017). He has also served on the GSA Publications Committee and the Research Grants Committee and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program (NCGMP).