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Figen Mekik

Professor of Geology

Grand Valley State University

Vice President Paleoceanography / Paleoclimatology Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union

Assistant Unit Head - Department of Geology

e-mail me (mekikf at

If you are looking for a list of core top samples for NSF proposal OCE1536767, click here.

Please use the articles in Earth Systems from Nature Education Scitable in your teaching, learning and outreach.


Convocation Speech, August 2012

Convocation Speech, August 2011


Teaching Honor: Last Lecture Series Speaker, Nov. 29, 2007. LastLecture.pdf



[1] Global Warming is Your Fault!

A talk I gave for the Center for Inquiry in Grand Rapids, Michigan

January 14, 2009

Press for the Talk

 [2] Blogs on

Sweatin' the Mediterranean Heat

Ozone Hole Leaks and Other Tales



** Please e-mail me if any of these links are broken; thanks!!!

Formal Sites for Geology/Oceanography related Information/Data/Maps

NASA Earth Science Enterprise


Ocean Surface Topography from NASA

NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Paleoclimatology Program

GODDARD Earth Sciences Pictures

Ocean Drilling Program

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

US Geological Survey

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

National Snow and Ice Data Center [NSIDC]

Formal Sites for Information about the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Ecopage

Great Lakes Environment USEPA

USGS Great Lakes Page

Lake Michigan Forum

EEGLE Lake Michigan Turbidity Plume Images

Great Lakes and GIS

Great Lakes ATLAS

Great Lakes Forecasting System

Coastal Erosion of Southern Lake Michigan/USGS Fact Sheet

Web Sites for Paleontology

Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History