JSR PaperClips readers: Please welcome Dr. Leslie Melim as the new co-editor of Journal of Sedimentary Research. Leslie’s general responsibilities will cover manuscripts in the topical areas of carbonates and diagenesis.
An SEPM member since 1988, she has served as JSR Associate Editor for Book Reviews (2001-2004) and as Associate Editor since 2004. She also has served on the editorial board for Sedimentary Geology and FACIES. Currently, Leslie is a professor in the undergraduate-only Geology Department at Western Illinois University. Her research has included the diagenesis of Paleozoic through Neogene carbonates, but now focuses on the geomicrobiology of speleothems, principally those that grow in cave pools.
Leslie is enthusiastic about her new position: “I’m excited to serve SEPM as the new co-editor of JSR. I look forward to working with authors, the associate editors, reviewers and the JSR staff to maintain the high standards for which JSR is known.” And we are looking forward to continuing the journey with you, Leslie!