Emily Zawacki

IHO Affiliated Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geological Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Emily Zawacki is a third-year Geological Sciences Ph.D. Candidate studying under Ramon Arrowsmith and Christopher Campisano in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Zawacki has a primary research focus in the intersection between geomorphology, tectonics/structural geology, sedimentary geology and paleoanthropology. She is a member of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP). Additionally, she also has a secondary research focus in the field of volcanology, working with Amanda Clarke.

Please be sure to also check out my educational geology Tumblr blog, It's Sedimentary!

Education

B.A. Geology and Spanish | Lawrence University (2011-2015)

Research Interests

My research interests center around: geological and environmental context of hominin evolution, use of cosmogenic radionuclides and low-temperature thermochronology to reconstruct paleoerosion rates, tetonic geomorphology, geologic hazards.

My dissertation research is a part of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP). I am working to reconstruct Plio-Pleistocene paleoerosion rates and sediment provenance at HSPDP localities along the East African Rift System to investigate tectonic and climatic influences on early hominin landscapes.

For my secondary project, I am working with Amanda Clarke to reconstruct one of the youngest explosive basaltic eruptions at the Pinacate volcanic field (Sonora, Mexico).

Teaching Website

Professional Associations

<p>Geological Society of America</p>