News & Events

  • Starting this term, Brenhin Keller joins us as an Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences. Brenhin comes to Dartmouth by way of UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Geochronology Center, where he worked for two years as a postdoctoral fellow after completing his PhD at Princeton in 2016. His research applies a wide range of integrated computational, field, and geochronological approaches to better understand the history of the solid Earth, particularly including the formation of the continental crust...

  • Dartmouth Earth Sciences welcomes a new Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow – Akshay Mehra, PhD. to start September 1, 2019.

    Earth Sciences and Mathematics; Mentors - Justin Strauss, C. Brenhin Keller and Anne Gelb (Ph.D. expected 2019)

    Akshay Mehra research centers on discovering spatial relationships that reveal form, architecture, and organization to illuminate function at multiple scales. At Princeton, he has largely focused on using serial grinding and machine learning to produce...

  • Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Erich Osterberg briefed members of the U.S. House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) on his climate change research last week at an event held to introduce new members of Congress to the group of lawmakers interested in developing clean energy policy.

    Osterberg was invited to Washington, D.C., by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), vice-chair of the coalition, to talk...

  • West Lebanon, N.H-


    Grace Morse, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long battle with Congestive Heart Failure.

    She was born September 14, 1939 in Saint Johnsbury, VT to Gerald Brown and Eunice (Peck) Brown.  Grace graduated from Danville High School in 1957. She attended Burdett School of Business in Boston MA.  After graduating she spent time working in Boston at Otis Elevator Company as an...

  • "The Neukom Fellows program is an interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at Dartmouth that may provide another means of working with or being mentored by faculty in our department. Please see the position announcement at

  • Congratulations to Professor Erich Osterberg who received tenure this week. You can visit his faculty page here.

  • We, the undersigned (72) members of the Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College, strongly support the Paris (Climate) Agreement and urge the United States government to commit to limiting greenhouse gas emissions and containing global warming to below 2°C.  As scientists who study the evidence of and mechanisms for climate change, as well as predictions for future change based on different scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions, we stress the need to limit greenhouse gas emissions...

  • Announcement:

    Richard “Dick” W. Birnie, 71, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Dick was a vital member of the department for many years.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A memorial service for Dick will be held Saturday,  November  19, 2016 at 1 pm in the Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College. Reception to follow at Top of Hop

    Please enjoy a few comments from those who knew Dick.

    We heard yesterday...

  • Ice Loss Accelerating in Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers, Dartmouth Study Finds 

    HANOVER, N.H. – April 28, 2016 – Surface meltwater draining through and underneath Greenland’s tidewater glaciers is accelerating their loss of ice mass, according to a Dartmouth study that sheds light on the relationship between meltwater and subglacial discharge.


  • Online recruitment fair for potential graduate students:  Wednesday, November 18, 1-3pm EST.   Find out more at