Science Thursdays- New Insights From Old Dirt

DateJanuary 31, 2019
Time7:00 - 8:00 pm
LocationMayborn Museum Complex
DescriptionOrganized and sponsored by the Department of Physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an open interest in science.

Steve Driese

New Insights From Old Dirt

Paleosols are soils that were once at the Earth’s surface, but were subsequently buried and preserved in the geological record. Paleosols encode important information regarding past Earth climates, landscapes, and atmospheric chemistry. I will highlight some of the methods used to study paleosols and provide examples of paleoenvironment reconstructions of the near and very distant past.

Steve Driese (Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison) is a Professor of Geosciences at Baylor University.
Join the speaker and guests for coffee and cookies prior to each lecture at 6:30 pm.

Science Thursdays lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included.

PublisherMayborn Museum
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