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Find Your Science at GSA
22 January 2014
GSA release no. 14-07
Jeanette Hammann
Director - GSA Publications
Kea Giles
Managing Editor,
GSA Communications
J. Brendan Murphy
J. Brendan Murphy for Geology

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GSA's Top Journal, Geology, Welcomes New Science Editor

Boulder, CO, USA – The Geological Society of America (GSA) announces the appointment of J. Brendan Murphy to a four-year term as science editor for its top journal, Geology. A professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University, Murphy previously served as science co-editor for GSA Bulletin (2007-2010), editorial board member for Geology (2004-2007), and guest editor in charge of GSA's 125th Anniversary review articles published throughout 2013 in GSA Bulletin.

Murphy's current research interests include orogenic processes; paleo-continental reconstructions; the relationship among tectonics, magmatism and mineralization, mantle plumes and mountain building; isotopic systems as tectonic tracers; metasomatism; and the origin of Pangea. Learn more about his work at St. Francis Xavier University at Murphy also took part in Canada's Geologic Journeys series, discussing the origin and evolution of the Rheic Ocean and the implications for the formation of Pangea in the "Atlantic Coast" episode.

A complete list of editors (and links to listings of associate editors and editorial board members) is posted at

The Geological Society of AmericaTM, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 26,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.