Geology Department Events

Feb 2

"Assembling coral-based tools for reconstructing ancient...

...environmental change" presented by Prof. Anne Gothmann, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Physics at St. Olaf College.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
4:30 – 5:30 pm / Music and Drama Center, room LL06

Geology Senior Seminar

Professor Gothmann is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Physics at St. Olaf College.

Her profile:  Coupled to rich experiences in the liberal arts Anne developed a passion for paleoclimate science and earth system dynamics.  Her current professional work explores how to most effectively use 'proxies' (indirect indicators of climatic or environmental variables) to access times far in the past for which we do not have instrumental records.  In particular Anne ascertains how the geochemical signatures present in coral skeletons allow us to understand past ocean temperatures, ocean circulation and sea level. In addition to her work at the intersection of physics and earth science, Anne considers the critical importance of diversity and global engagement to physics, climate science and environmental change. To fully appreciate the impacts and concerns of global change, she considers the effects on a broad range of communities.

Sponsored by Geology. Contact: Tami Little, x5769