Paleo-Climate Analysis using Microfossils
Activity: Paleo-Climate Analysis using Microfossils: A Record of Glacial and Interglacial Climate Cycles Preserved in Marine Sediments
Tiny organisms that live in the world's oceans are well-tuned to the environment in which they live. In fact, when these organisms die, their fossil remains become a permanent record of their oceanic environment, including temperature. This activity will look at how we can determine past changes in climate history using fossils of microscopic marine organisms.
Presenter: Hilary Clement Olson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Associate V, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Background: Dr. Olson specializes in using microscopic fossils to study paleo-climate and better understand paleo-environments. She received her Ph.D in Geology from Stanford and her B.S. in Earth Sciences from Notre Dame. She is a 1979 high school graduate of Ursuline Academy in Dallas.
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