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Event Advances in bivalve sclerochronology and sclerochemistry

By Dr. David P. Gillikin

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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Period 27/11/2012
Event location Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, small auditorium Rue Vautier 29b, 1000 Brussels
Host The Geological Survey, RBINS

Bivalves live in a wide variety of environments, from the poles to tropics, from the deep-sea to freshwater streams. Their shells hold clues about past environments and climates, making them a valuable resource for climate and environmental change research. This talk will cover the basics of bivalve sclerochronology and present results of ongoing research developing new proxies.

Dr David P. Gillikin is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology, Union College, Schenectady, NY , USA. His current research includes estuarine and freshwater biogeochemistry, freshwater mussel shell geochemistry, isotope chemostratigraphy and chemical dendrochronology.

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