Mel Reusche

Position title: Communications and Outreach Specialist

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Phone: (608) 262-1583

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As the Communication and Outreach Specialist, Mel works with survey experts to disseminate research findings to the public. She creates online content and press releases, supports outreach efforts of research staff members, and is passionate about communicating science to a variety of audiences. She has a strong background in geoscience research that supports her work to share exciting earth science research findings with Wisconsin citizens.


Professional affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association for Women Geoscientists
  • Geological Society of America


  • Ceperley, E.G., Marcott, S.A., Reusche, M., Barth, A.M., Mix, A.C., Brook, E.J. and Caffee, M., 2020. Widespread early Holocene deglaciation, Washington Land, northwest Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews231, p.106181.
  • Reusche, M., 2019. Past Ice, Future Ice. The Science Breaker.
  • Reusche, M., Marcott, S.A., Ceperley, E.G., Barth, A.M., Brook, E.J., Mix, A.C. and Caffee, M.W., 2018. Early to late Holocene surface exposure ages from two marine‐terminating outlet glaciers in northwest Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters45(14), pp.7028-7039.
  • Reusche, M., Winsor, K., Carlson, A.E., Marcott, S.A., Rood, D.H., Novak, A., Roof, S., Retelle, M., Werner, A., Caffee, M. and Clark, P.U., 2014. 10Be surface exposure ages on the late-Pleistocene and Holocene history of Linnébreen on Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews89, pp.5-12.