We study plant response to environmental change - on seasonal to million-year timescales - using modern and fossil substrates.
(past 12 months)
- Could Jurassic Park actually happen? Research on microbes trapped in salt may provide clues (article here).
- Collin Moore successfully defended his thesis on fossil wood from far northeastern Siberia.
- Steve Nevitt successfully defended his thesis on vegetation changes in southwestern Louisiana.
- Leslie Valentine successfully defended her thesis studying hydrologic effects on forest growth in the Atchafalaya Basin. Leslie starts her PhD in Geology and Geophysics at LSU this fall.
- Curious about Geology at UL Lafayette? Here are 5 Reasons Why Louisiana is a Geology Goldmine.
- Umatu (Orike) Wosu successfully defended her thesis on the geochemistry of Fossil Lake, Oregon.
- Taylor Chapman successfully defended his thesis and will be starting a new job next month.
- Brian was interviewed on KPEL Acadiana’s Morning News about the lab's research in Siberia.
- Recent paper on carbon isotopes in fungi was highlighted as a Research Spotlight for Eos.org.
- Press release on our recent work published in Geology on Arctic climate change can be found here.
- Brian presented the lab's work at the College of Science's Interdisciplinary Monthly Meeting here at UL Lafayette.
- New paper on late Miocene Arctic climate has been published in Geology. See our Publications page for more.
- Collin Moore presented his Master's work on reconstructing Arctic temperatures during the Pleistocene at the GSA South-Central Section Meeting in San Antonio, TX. A pdf of the abstract can be found on the "Conference Abstracts" page.
- Learn more about what we do in the lab, on the School of Geosciences Blog.
- New paper on carbon isotopes in fungi was accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. See the publications page for more information.