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K-State Today

January 17, 2014



Nationally recognized geoscientist to speak Feb. 5 on water resource impacts of hydrofracking

By Steve Watson

Dr. Susan Brantley

Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided before the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall.

Brantley is a distinguished professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She also is director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.