Event Date: Thursday, September 14
Event Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium
Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.
Seminar Talk: Developing new sclerochronological proxies of ancient growth and climate: Geochemistry of coralline algae, sub-arctic clams, and ice-age oysters
Dr. Fred Andrus focuses his research on developing and applying new proxies relevant to reconstructing paleoclimate variation, often in the Pleistocene and Holocene. Methodologically, he focuses on isotopic and elemental archives derived from microsampling accretionary carbonate skeletons. This sampling includes mollusk valves, corals, and fish otoliths. He has particular interest in reconstructing how climate influences organisms, including humans, especially as related to paleoecology. This approach often necessitates the investigation of the life history of organisms that may act as paleoclimate indicators and the use of archaeological remains as a source of paleoenvironmental data.