Science on the Rock: Large Insights From Small Spaces
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7-8 p.m.
Quidi Vidi Brewery, St. John's
Science on the Rock with Dr. Natasha Leclerc: Large Insights from Small Spaces
Dr. Natasha Leclerc invites you to embark on a journey through time, where the echoes of ancient environments and human resilience reverberate with profound significance in the context of modern climate change. You may have heard that trees and corals both produce ringed growth which can help environmental researchers reconstruct past climate. What you may not know is that ancient “garbage” piles of mollusk shells can provide similar information which can be directed to answering questions about past climate and human-environmental interactions. This talk will transport you to an archaeological dig in coastal British Columbia, a sterile lab in a basement in Germany and into a microscopic image of mollusk shell growth layers, revealing the power of micro-scale data and interdisciplinary archaeology in understanding our dependence on environmental resources.
Presented by Science on the Rock, Faculty of Science