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17:00 - 18:30 8 May 2014

Climate viation through time as viewed through the lens of the diatoms


G22 Lecture Theatre | Wolfson Building (link Map)
49 Riding House Street | London | WC1P 7PN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Prof Sheri Fritz, George Holmes University Professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA

Much of Sheri's career has been spent inferring past climate variation from lacustrine diatom records – a trajectory set in motion when she got to know Rick Battarbee during his sabbatical year at University of Minnesota in the 1980s. In this presentation, she will discuss insights on climate variation and associated landscape evolution developed from lacustrine diatom records in a variety of geographic settings. In doing so, she will focus on the biology and ecology of the central actor in these studies – the diatoms – and how they respond to both the direct and indirect influences of climate.


Professor Anson W. Mackay
+44 (0)20 7679 0558 | a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk