Novel Geochemical Approaches to Interpreting Past Climate, Oceanographic, and Ecological Signals in Planktic Foraminiferal Records
Event Type: Hybrid (Zoom Access)
Speaker: Brittany Hupp, George Mason University
Brittany uses the tools of micropaleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and low-temperature geochemistry to answer questions about past climates, ocean conditions, and marine biota. She is interested in exploring the dynamic interplay between ocean-climate and ecological change, working to improve our proxy toolkit to investigate past environmental change, and investigating potential biases that influence our interpretations of rock and fossil records.
- How do marine zooplankton (i.e., planktic foraminifera) respond to abrupt climate changes such as rapidly rising temperatures and ocean acidification?
- What can the fossil record of extreme climate events in deep time teach us about the future of our oceans?
- How do our oceans, atmosphere, and marine biota respond to our changing climate.