UW geologist wins early-career award from American Geophysical Union

Alison DuvallA University of Washington geologist has received the American Geophysical Union’s early career award for researchers in the Earth and space sciences. She is also one of three UW scientists selected to give named lectures at the union’s upcoming annual fall meeting.

Alison Duvall, a UW assistant professor of Earth and space sciences, was selected for the Luna B. Leopold Award for early career scientists. The award recognizes scientists within five years of receiving their doctorate who have made “a significant and outstanding contribution that advances the field of Earth and planetary surface processes.”

The honor is named after Luna Leopold, an American geomorphologist and hydrologist and son of author and conservationist Aldo Leopold. Duvall will accept the honor and deliver the Robert Sharp Lecture in December at the union’s annual fall meeting in San Francisco.

At the same fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, two other UW faculty members will also deliver invited talks. Virginia (Ginger) Armbrust, professor and director of the UW School of Oceanography, will deliver the Rachel Carson Lecture in the ocean sciences section. David Battisti, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences, will deliver the Stephen Schneider Memorial Lecture in the focus group on global environmental change.

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