Tag Archives: climate change

Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Sponge and clam borings that revealed an ancient climate event (Upper Pleistocene of The Bahamas)

This week’s fossils celebrate the publication today of a paper in Nature Geoscience that has been 20 years in the making. The title is: “Sea-level oscillations during the Last Interglacial highstand recorded by Bahamas coral”, and the senior author is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wooster Geologists participate in the historic March For Science on Earth Day, 2017

Wooster, Ohio — It was a chilly day downtown, but several hundred people gathered for the national March For Science. We were one of over 500 local events across the country advocating for science awareness, education and funding. Thank you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Wooster Geologist at Argonne National Laboratory

Editor’s note: The following post is from guest blogger Clara Deck (’17) about her research experience this summer with an internship at one of the world’s most prominent laboratories. She is working on an important climate change project involving the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

What we learned in Climate Change (Geology 210, Spring 2016)

A dedicated group of geologists, physicists, archaeologists, political scientists, biologists, english and history majors joined forces to learn a bit about Climate Change in the natural laboratory of Northeast Ohio. Here they surround a glacial erratic in Secrest Arboretum of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Last Fieldtrip for Climate Change

As the weather cools – the Wooster Geology Climate Change class ventured out in the field one more time. For the remainder of the semester we will try to get some work done. Two sites were visited – the Cedar Creek … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wooster Geologists return to the Cedar Creek Bog and Excavation Site

WOOSTER, OHIO–Greg Wiles and I got to experience a bit of field archaeology today at the Cedar Creek Mastodon excavation site. Greg’s Climate change class has visited the site and its associated bog twice this semester: once to do some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dating Houses and Reconstructing Climate

The Wooster Geology Climate Change class spent a beautiful fall day in Stony Creek, Ohio coring beams in three structures of historical significance. They will determine the cut dates (calendar dates when the timber for the houses were felled) for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Different Views of the Bog

Dr. Anderson describing the moisture gradient measured from the bog to the crest of the kame where the old growth remnant oak forest resides.   Our Climate Change class visited Browns Lake Bog with the Plant Communities and Ecosystems class … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Extracting High Quality Mud from Cedar Creek Bog

Tom Lowell and graduate student Stephanie Allard from Cincinnati and Jacklyn Rodriguez from the University of Illinois made the trip to Morrow County to core mud from a bog adjacent to the Cedar Creek Mastodon site. We will be working with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Toward an Isopach Map of the Cedar Creek Mastodon Bog

Wooster’s Climate Change class is starting the semester by  coring a bog adjacent to a recent Mastodon find in Morrow County, Ohio. The Mastodon work and related excavation is being led by Nigel Brush, University of Ashland.  Above is a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments