Denison Assistant Professor David Goodwin's Paper Named 'Best of the Year' by Journal
Posted: December 6, 2004
Denison University Assistant Professor David H. Goodwin authored a paper which was recently named "Best Paper of 2003" by PALAIOS, a journal published by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The paper, "Resolution and fidelity of oxygen isotopes as paleotemperature proxies in bivalve mollusk shells: models and observations," was co-authored with Bernd R. Schoene, a research scientist currently at the Johann Wolfgang Geothe University, Germany, and David L. Dettman, a research scientist at the University of Arizona. The announcement of the honor appears in the December 2004 issue of PALAIOS.
The Society for Sedimentary Geology is an international organization with more than 5000 members. It publications, which are disseminated internationally, are known for their high scientific quality and their commitment to accuracy.
PALAIOS is a bimonthly journal dedicated to emphasizing the impact of life on Earth history as recorded in the paleontological and sedimentological records. Papers published in the journal are peer reviewed and are selected because they answer important geologic and biologic questions that further the scientific community's understanding of Earth history.
Goodwin joined the Denison faculty in 2003. He was awarded a student research grant in 2001 by the Geological Society of America and was an invited speaker at the GSA's annual meeting in 2002 as well as at the Western Society of Malacologists Conference that year. He earned his bacheolor's degree at Lyndon State College (Vt.), a master's at the University of Montana, and his doctorate at the University of Arizona, Tucson. At Denison he teaches classes on physical and historical geology, sedimentology, paleontology and climate change.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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