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Geological Society of America Appoints University Professor as New Science Editor for Books Program

March 09, 2015


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Richard A. Davis, Research Associate at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed as one of the five new science editors for the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) journals “GSA Bulletin,” “Lithosphere,” and “Environmental & Engineering Geoscience” (co-published with the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists); for its science and information magazine, “GSA Today;” and for its books program.

Davis, who is also Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at University of South Florida, joins the GSA publications program as Co-Science Editor for books. His research interests include coastal and marine geology, especially beaches, inlets, barrier island systems; sedimentology of tide-dominated environments; coastal management with emphasis on beaches and inlets; environmental geology; and modern and ancient depositional systems. He has authored or edited 20 books and served as associate editor of the former “Journal of Sedimentary Petrology” (now the “Journal of Sedimentary Research”).

Established in 1888, the Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. Today, the society has 26,000 members.