September 24th, 2014

Gabi receives AGU travel grant

Gabi Serrato Marks has been awarded a travel grant to attend the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting where she will present her Honors research on deep sea bamboo coral geochemistry. Congrats, Gabi!

September 24th, 2014

New deep sea coral project: searching for Bowdoin students!

We have recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support deep sea coral research in collaboration with Tessa Hill at UC Davis.  I am currently recruiting Bowdoin EOS students interested in climate, biogeochemistry, and oceanography to work on this as part of independent study, summer research, and/or Honors projects.  The project will involve elemental analyses at UC Davis, radiocarbon analyses, and SEM-EBSD analyses of coral growth bands here at Bowdoin.  Please contact me if you are interested!

August 18th, 2014

Isaiah is going to GSA!

Isaiah was selected to participate in the Geological Society of America’s On to the Future Program at the GSA annual meeting this October in Vancouver (Gabi also participated in this program last year in Denver). Isaiah will present the results of his summer research at NOAA supported by a Hollings Scholarship. Congrats Isaiah!

August 18th, 2014

Gabi is going to SACNAS!

Gabi was recently awarded a travel scholarship for the Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference to be held in LA this October. Congrats Gabi!

August 18th, 2014

AGU abstracts submitted

Last week Gabi and Michèle submitted abstracts for the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting.  We will be presenting our work on surface and deep sea coral geochemistry in the session that Michèle is convening entitled: “High resolution archives of marine biogeochemistry, climate, and environmental change”.

Click here for a link to the abstracts

July 23rd, 2014
July 23rd, 2014

Field work is underway on Phippsburg (Small Point) clam flat!  LLoyd, Bailey, Sarah, and Ruth (our collaborators at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust) have been spending lots of time knee deep in mud measuring pH and collecting samples for alkalinity.  Thanks to Courtney Payne for coming out with us and taking photos!

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Michèle LaVigne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science
Bowdoin College