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Palaeoenvironments of N.E. America

Changes in climate and environment are recorded in lake sediments. We are using stable isotope and organic biomarker approaches to record changes in terrestrial and lake ecosystems over the past 10,000 years.

We have collected sediment cores from several lakes in the NE USA and are using stable isotopes and lipid biomarkers in the organic fraction to determine changes in past environments

These studies are in collaboration with Bill Kappell from USGS and Hank Mullins from Syracuse University

Our work on the paleoenvironment of central New York is available in pdf from USGS. More is sure to follow.......

Kappel, W.M., and Teece, M.A., 2007, Paleoenvironmental Assessment and Deglacial Chronology of the Onondaga Trough, Onondaga County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1060, 12 p. [PDF]

George Westby sampling Green Lakes in Fayetteville, NY
Pulling core from Cayuga Lake, NY