Science & Society Public Lecture

When:  Mar 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  University of New Mexico
Science & Society Distinguished Public Talks

Co-sponsored by the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Honor Society), the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the UNM Division of Continuing Education.

Using Marine Sedimentary Deposits and Geochemistry to Unravel Changes in Past Climates, Ocean Oxygen Levels, and Biologic Diversity
Maya Elrick

Thursday March 21 2019 5:30 PM
Meet and Greet at 5

The University of New Mexico Conference Center, Room C
1634 University Blvd. NE

Free and Open to the Public

Pizza with the speaker will follow the lecture

Maya Elrick is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the use of sedimentary geology to address ancient oceans, past climates and interactions of between past climate changes, oceanographic changes, and biologic changes.

Abstract  Ancient marine limestones archive the record of past sea level, climate, chemical, and biologic changes. By combining field work and geochemical and biologic analysis of ancient limestones, our research group is identifying the environmental conditions associated with and between several of the largest mass extinction events in Earth history. Our work is suggesting that time intervals of significant reduced oxygen concentrations in world oceans are associated with many of the extinction events as well as time intervals between the big extinctions.


UNM Conference Center Room C
1634 University Blvd NE
Albluquerque, NM 87131


Jacqueline Ericksen