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

This year’s Rick Battarbee Lecture given by Professor Sheri Fritz

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

The 2014 Rick Battarbee Lecture was given on 8th May by Professor Sheri Fritz, George Holmes University Professor, University of Nebrsaka-Lincoln.

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 discussed insights on climate variation and associated landscape evolution, as developed from lacustrine diatom records in a variety of geographical settings. In doing so, she focused 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.

See:

http://www.geosciences.unl.edu/people/faculty_page.php?lastname=Fritz&firstname=Sherilyn&type=REG


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Diatom 'Cyclostephanos andinus' from an Andes lake


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