Novel Geochemical Approaches to Interpreting Past Climate, Oceanographic, and Ecological Signals in Planktic Foraminiferal Records

Date

Oct 19 2022

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Wright Labs Auditorium
610 Taylor Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

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. 

Research Questions

  • 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. 

Date

Oct 19 2022

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Website
https://eps.rutgers.edu/

Location

Wright Labs Auditorium
610 Taylor Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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