Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Sol Cooperdock

B.A., History, The University of Maine, 2011
M.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2017


Wildfires are potentially the most transformative disturbances that can occur in forest ecosystems and they are becoming more severe and frequent with a changing climate. As this shift occurs, it will become increasingly important to understand how and why ecosystems do or do not regenerate after wildfires. My research focuses on understanding the environmental and geochemical factors that influence soil ecosystem regeneration after stand-replacing wildfires.

Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2016)

Duchin Endowed Presidential Scholarship - The University of Texas at Austin (2016)