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GCSC Seminar: Andrea Dutton “Sea level of the past and future: At the Intersection of Politics, Race, Gender, Ice Sheets, and Corals”

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

FASB 295 and online.

To attend via Zoom, register at https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocu6gqTwpHtRbvrVl42OwJBd3w75q3P_P

Abstract:

My research centers on reconstructing past changes in sea level to better understand the dynamics of ice sheet and sea level response to changes in climate, particularly during warm climates or rapid climate transitions.  I will present an overview of our evolving understanding of sea level and ice sheet volume during the Last Interglacial, ~125,000 years ago, through work that my research group has conducted at numerous sites around the globe.  This interdisciplinary work relies on using fossil corals to reconstruct the past position of sea level through field work that is integrated with sedimentology, isotope geochemistry, reef paleobiology, and geophysical modeling.  In addition to sharing some of this emerging science, my talk will also explore the ways in which my research and my experience as a scientist is impacted by and/or has ramifications for several intersecting issues, including politics, race, and gender.

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Date:
November 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
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295 FASB (Sutton Geology Bldg.)
115 S 1460 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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