We study plant response to environmental change - on seasonal to million-year timescales - using modern and fossil substrates.
RECENT LAB NEWS
- A new paper titled, "Mercury anomalies across the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum," has been published in Climate of the Past. See the Publications page for details.
- Jamie Vornlocher, Bill Lukens, and Brian Schubert presented their recent work at the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Links to our abstracts can be found here.
- We had TWO Grand Prize winners at the 18th Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! Jamie Vornlocher won for her poster titled, "An assessment of monsoon variability under elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels," and Robert Narmour won for his talk titled, "Extreme precipitation events recorded in the oxygen isotope composition of tree-ring cellulose." Congratulations to both students!
- Our work to determine the source and magnitude of atmospheric CO2 change across Paleogene global warming events was published as an invited research article in Global and Planetary Change. See the Publications page for more information.
- Bill Lukens presented his research (with co-author Peace Eze, B.S. Geology 2018) at the 2018 Goldschmidt conference in Boston, MA. This and our other lab abstracts can be found here.
- New paper, "Plant growth chamber design for subambient pCO2 and δ13C studies" has been published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. See Publications page for more.
- We welcome Dr. Bill Lukens to the lab! Bill received his Ph.D. in Geology from Baylor University.
- Jamie Vornlocher presented her thesis research at the Graduate Student Research and Project Showcase.
- Our new review paper on interpreting carbon isotope records has been published in Earth-Science Reviews (open access!). A link to the paper can be found on the Publications page.