Understanding climate change requires an understanding of climate history. Coastal marine and lake sediment cores capture that history. The cores are collected in coastal environments and analyzed in the lab using several standard instrumental methods. The analytical data provide a high-resolution history of environmental change, sea-level rise, and the occurrence of major environmental events, such as storms. The result is a more detailed knowledge of environmental change over the past several millennia, and a better understanding of how much climate conditions can change over relatively short spans of time.
Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022
Type of Project
Carrying out laboratory analyses. Data entry and analysis using analytical and statistical software packages. Possible field work in coastal environments.
Flexible (at least 4 hr/week) hour(s)
The project will include some training in basic lab methods and lab safety. Student lab assistants will work with grad students and faculty in analyzing environmental sample material, and working with the resulting data. The participants should be capable of learning to use software written specifically for the instruments being used in the project.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship