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Advances in Military Geosciences

Advances in Military Geosciences

Series Editors: Doyle, P., Ehlen, J., Galgano, F., Harmon, R., Rose, E.P.F.

ISSN: 2522-8315

Edward P. F. (Ted) Rose is an alumnus of Oxford University (1st class honours in geology 1963, followed by a DPhil for a thesis on Libyan fossiliferous limestones 1966) and a former British reserve army officer. He pursued a full-time career lecturing on geology in the University of London, at Bedford College 1966–1985, Royal Holloway 1985–2003, until retiring to an honorary research fellowship at Royal Holloway: his current appointment. He served in the reserve army 1960–1990, 1969–1990 in the Royal Engineers (Volunteers) as a military geologist with brief attachments to British forces worldwide (British regular forces having no geologists who serve as such). The senior geologist with call-out liability within the British Army 1974–1990, he transferred in 1990 into the Regular Army Reserve of Officers, as a colonel. He was an active member of the University of London Military Education Committee 1996–2009, finally as chairman, and served 2013–2017 as founding President of the International Association for Military Geosciences. He has contributed to over 130 journal articles or book chapters on historical aspects of military geology, co-edited three books on this subject for the Geological Society of London, and in 2014 received the Society’s Sue Tyler Friedman Medal for excellence in research into the history of geology.

Peter Doyle graduated from London (PhD University College) and developed an academic career that led to a personal chair in geology at the University of Greenwich. He subsequently developed a career as a consultant geologist, an editor (currently of Geology Today), and an author/TV contributor associated with a wide range of military historical topics.

Judy Ehlen received two BAs (German and Geology) and an MA (geology) from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR; an MA (History) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA; and a Ph.D (Geography) from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Prior to retirement, she worked as a geologist for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Topographic Engineering Center in Alexandria, VA. She served as the chair of the Geological Society of America’s Engineering Geology Division, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Rock Mechanics Association, and on the Editorial Board of the journal Engineering Geology. In addition, she has served on the Organising Committees of several conferences, led field trips, co-edited four books, (three on military geology and geography), and has published more than 20 papers, many dealing with military geology.  She currently resides in Devonshire, England.

Dr. Russell Harmon retired as Director of the International Research Office of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center at the end of May 2017. Presently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the NGO Geology in the Public interest. Prior to this appointment in October 2011, he served from 1993-2011 as Program Manager for Terrestrial Sciences at the Army Research Office. A geochemist who has worked in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory and Geochemistry Division at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Center, and UK Natural Environment Research Council, Dr. Harmon also has held faculty positions at Michigan State University and Southern Methodist University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, National Speleological Society, and International Association of Geochemistry; past Chair of the Geological Society of America Division of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, & Volcanology; and a Past-President of the International Association of Geochemistry. His research interests include riverine geochemistry and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. He holds a BA from the University of Texas, MS from the Pennsylvania State University, and PhD from McMaster University.

Dr. Francis A. Galgano is the founding Chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University.  Dr. Galgano retired from the U.S. Army in 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel, after 27 years of service with experience in tank and cavalry units.  He served in numerous locations in the United States, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East; and most recently at the United States Military Academy where he was an Academy Professor and the Director of the Geography Program.  Dr. Galgano is a physical geographer with expertise in coastal geomorphology, military geography, and environmental security.  He has published five books, three physical geography study guides, and more than 30 professional articles focused on geographic, environmental, and military subjects.  In 2011 he published (as co–editor) a book titled Modern Military Geography (Routledge).  He most recently published a new book titled The Environment-Conflict Nexus: Climate Change and the Emergent National Security Landscape (Springer, 2018), which examines the geography of national security from the perspective of climate and environmental change.  Dr. Galgano has been invited to speak on the subject of environmental security at Villanova, West Point, the University of Maryland, Hofstra University, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as by organizations such as the Pew Charitable Trust Foundation and Defense Intelligence Agency (Threat Reduction Program).  He is currently researching topics such as the effects of climate change on regional stability, the use of military lands, ungoverned space, environmental security, and abrupt climate change.  Dr. Galgano is a 1980 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (BS, Biology) and completed his Master of Arts (1989) and Ph.D. (1998) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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