ST. PETERSBURG - Congratulations to Christian Haller receiving the Jones O’Neill award. The goal of his dissertation is to improve understanding of the geologic record of Dauphin Island (Alabama, Northern Gulf of Mexico), the long term trajectory and morphological evolution which is shaped by hurricanes. In cooperation with the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Christian seeks to reconstruct Holocene sea level rise, andpaleo-storm induced erosional and depositional events. Christian Haller specializes in applying benthic foraminifera, unicellular microfossils, which are able to record facies- and salinity changes in their assemblages. He also received funding awards this spring from three different geologic and paleontologic societies to date Dauphin Island marsh cores.
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