Farquhar Named AGU Fellow

Professor James Farquhar of the University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Geology and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Farquhar joins several ESSIC scientists who have received this honor, including Drs. Zhanqing Li and Dorothy Hall.

The newest of UMD’s AGU Fellows, Farquhar’s research focuses on sulfur isotope geochemistry in a variety of terrestrial and extraterrestrial systems.  He and his coworkers are best known for their discovery and interpretation of mass independent sulfur isotope signatures in samples from the early Earth that trace the evolution of oxygen and chemistry in the early atmosphere.  Earlier this year, Farquhar was elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

To learn more about being an AGU Fellow, click here.