Monday, July 25, 2016

Barbara on the radio

Barbara Ulrich, a master's student in the lab, is a woman of many talents and interests.  The folks at the Grizzly Beat Podcast decided to interview her on a multitude of topics, including her work in the Paleoecology Lab!  Way to go, Bar!

The return of Dr. Dave McWethy

Lab scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Dave McWethy has been back from Chile for almost a month.  He was doing research as part of a Fulbright Scholarship.  We're happy to have him back.  Below is a video of Dr. McWethy being interviewed about his research in Chile.  Dr. McWethy comes on at about 1:20.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Blacktail Pond coring

Lab members, Bar Ulrich, Chris Schiller, and James Benes ventured to Yellowstone National Park on a cold spring day to collect one of many cores for Bar's master's project.  It was a great day, because it didn't snow! 


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Previews of Past Patagonia

Earlier in the semester, Dr. Cathy Whitlock and Buzz Nanavati traveled to Patagonia for some field research.  A film crew tagged along to document the experience.  Here is an example of their fantastic work!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

She's at it again!

Masters student, Bar Ulrich is shown here collecting bison dung near Yellowstone National Park.  Bar's thesis work centers around a dung fungus called, "Sporormiella".  Sporormiella is found in some lake sediment cores, and researchers attribute it to the presence of ungulates on the landscape.  The spore has been used as evidence of prehistoric megafauna in watersheds.  Along with other research questions, Bar is trying to understand the relationship between the modern presence of ungulates on the landscape and the deposition of Sporormiella.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Introducing Helen K. Dailey!

The Paleoecology Lab is welcoming a new member.  Helen K. Dailey is our newest lab technician.  She will be assisting on several projects, starting with Buzz's cores and research in South America.  Welcome Helen!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thoughts from a newcomer......

Observation through a new set of eyes is often a valued and unique experience.  We asked Chris Schiller, the newest member of the lab to jot down a few words about his first few weeks here at the MSU Paleoecology Lab.  

"I really ought to thank the folks in the lab since, while transitioning into Bozeman and MSU has had its complications, the lab has been more welcoming than I could have hoped for. Certainly 710 isn't at all like the foram and stream ecology labs I came from in South Dakota --some of the equipment could be used for making shoes, for all I know--, so at this point I hope to live up to the expectations in a lab that appears so well-organized, well-run, and staffed with great people.Thank you James, Cathy, and everyone else for setting me up with a place to work and getting me on the on the ground running!"   -Chris Schiller

Thanks Chris!  

Many of you out there may remember your first impression of the lab.  Feel free to share your memories in the comments area below.