Hall elected a Geological Society of America Fellow

Brenda Hall has been elected a Geological Society of America Fellow for her sustained record of distinguished contributions to geosciences and the GSA through publications, applied research, teaching and contributing to public awareness of geology.

Hall is a professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.

Her research interests include examining causes of ice ages and of rapid, millennial-scale climate changes. She also studies ice sheet stability. Hall’s areas of expertise include glacial geology, geomorphology, geochronology, and paleo-lake reconstruction/geochemistry.

GSA Fellow Thomas Lowell nominated Hall for the honor that’s bestowed on the best in the profession by election. He is a professor of glacial and Quaternary geology at the University of Cincinnati.

Lowell wrote that Hall is “an internationally recognized expert on the glacial and Quaternary geology of Antarctica and other glaciated areas. From long and repeated field campaigns her reports generate new ideas and move the field along. She strives to invest in the next generation of geologists.”

The GSA is a global professional society with more than 20,000 members in 100-plus countries. It unites thousands of Earth scientists to study mysteries of the planet, and beyond, and to share findings.