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-SECRETS IN SEDIMENT- UNDERSTANDING LATE GLACIAL TO HALOCENE ECOSYSTEM CHANGE IN THE GREAT BASIN, NEVADA VIA MACROFOSSIL ANALYSIS

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

My research this semester focused on cave sediment analyses from Ladder Cave in Great Basin National Park, using extracted macrofossils to understand climate change in the area since the Late Holocene. Under my mentor I learned about how plant macrofossils tracked change in climate, and was assigned to write a research based summary on the taphonomic processes which affected our sediment matrix. Our results indicate a drying climate coinciding with the retreat of Lake Bonneville ~14,000 ya.

Presenter Name: Sean Paton

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #C54
College: Social & Behavioral Science
School / Department: Geography
Research Mentor: Larry Coats
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 1:00 PM