Curriculum Vita
Miriam Lee Fearn
Associate Professor of Geography
Department of Earth Sciences
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688
phone (251) 460-6381, fax (251) 461-1487
mfearn@usouthal.edu

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Grants and Awards:

 

 

 

2011

University of South Alabama, University Committee for Undergraduate Research (UCUR). Summer stipend for undergraduate student (Wes Trussell) to examine low dissolved oxygen in Eslava Creek.

 

 

2010

University of South Alabama, University Committee for Undergraduate Research (UCUR). Summer stipend for undergraduate student (Vincent Walker) to work on sediment accumulation in local lakes.

 

 

2009

University of South Alabama, University Committee for Undergraduate Research (UCUR). Summer stipend for undergraduate student (Ashley Turton) to work on pollen analysis of exposed peat on the Fort Morgan Peninsula

 

 

2004

University of South Alabama, University Committee for Undergraduate Research (UCUR). Summer stipend for undergraduate student (Kristie Thomas) to work on phytoliths of Chocalata Bay.

 

 

2004

University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, Co-PI with David Allison. "GPS units for teaching Geography and Geology students modern location techniques" $1,400.

 

 

2001:

Alabama Center for Estuarine Studies, "Changes in water conditions and sedimentation rates associated with construction of the Mobile Bay Causeway, $112,280.

 

 

2000:

Alabama Center for Estuarine Studies, Co-PI with J. M. Sanders and D.W. Haywick, "Resolution of sedimentation rates in impacted coastal environments using 137Cs markers: Dog River and Fowl River embayments, $59,727.

 

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2000:

University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, Co-PI with M. S. Mulekar "A statistical and spatial analysis of death rates in Alabama," $300.

 

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1999:

University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, “Acquisition of water quality test kits for student use,” $400.

 

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1998:

Alabama Center for Estuarine Studies, Co-PI with D.W. Haywick, D. T. Allison, K.G. Blackwell, and L. S. Yokel. "Holocene sedimentary history of Weeks Bay, AL: Human and natural impacts on deposition in a Gulf Coast Estuary." $145,222.

 

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1998:

Atlantic Global Change Institute, Risk Prediction Initiative, Subcontract from Louisiana State University, "Identifying and categorizing hurricane sedimentary signatures using diatom analysis," $5,993.

 

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1997:

University of South Alabama, Service-Learning Faculty Development Mini-grant, $750.

 

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1997:

University of South Alabama, Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, "Acquisition of digitizing board for student use," $400.

 

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1996: 

Atlantic Global Change Institute, Risk Prediction Initiative, Subcontract from Louisiana State University, "Identifying and categorizing hurricane sedimentary signatures using diatom analysis," $6,165. 

 

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1991:

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research in Geography and Regional Science, "Louisiana's Cajun Prairie: Holocene history of a subtropical grassland," $5980.

 

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1991:

University of Minnesota, Global Paleorecords Research Training Group Traveling Fellowship, $3500, Fall, 1991. 

 

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1991: 

Louisiana State University Chapter, Society of Sigma Xi, Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid, $250. 

 

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1991:

AAG Dissertation Research Grant from the Otis Paul Starkey Fund, $250. 

 

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1990: 

Robert C. West Field Research Award from the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, $640. 

 

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1987: 

LSU Alumni Fellowship, $10,000 plus tuition each year for years. 

 

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1986: 

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, University of South Alabama

 

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1986: 

Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geographical Honor Society, University of South Alabama