Professors Griffith and Saltzman featured in Around the Oval newsletter

August 19, 2022

Professors Griffith and Saltzman featured in Around the Oval newsletter

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In a recent Around the Oval weekly newsletter, School of Earth Sciences professors Matthew Saltzman and Elizabeth Griffith were recognized as they were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. You can read more about their grants below:

Professors Matthew Saltzman and Elizabeth Griffith were both recently awarded NSF grants to develop the novel calcium isotope proxy to study Earth’s past climates. Saltzman’s new grant (Griffith co-PI) focuses on global carbon cycling and climate during the Late Paleozoic Ice Age 350 million years ago. Griffith’s new grant examines the relationship between fire, warming, and rainfall variability in California over the past 70,000 years. The analyses of calcium isotopes in the ancient carbonates will be done using the 42Ca-43Ca double spike method developed in the Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry Lab (TIMS) in SES. 

This article was originally posted in the Around the Oval weekly newsletter on August 17, 2022.