For those who do not know, congratulations on your research grants. The first one was an incentive grant, and the second was a tax credit. In addition to the tax credit, I think you should be proud of yourselves for getting this research money, which is given out by government agencies such as the Interior Department, or the Environmental Protection Agency. By putting this money into the research of climate change, you are helping America stay competitive in the world market. As you know, climate change is arguably one of the biggest environmental crises facing our nation today. Visit this website for details information.
It will undoubtedly have an effect on how Americans live, and the costs associated with global warming. As soon as President Obama has signed this legislation, it will be the first time that the United States of America will be able to step up its game and truly become a leader in this area. Congratulations again on your three research grants from the c.w. fetter, jr. endowed research fund.
There is an upcoming conference scheduled between eminent scientists involved in the field and those of us in the academic community, called “cation with Lincoln.” This will bring together a cross section of people from all scientific disciplines and areas of expertise. During this meeting, the subject matter will come up, and one of the topics will be “current geology news.” In other words, what is happening in your field? Is there research that you are particularly interested in?
Lauren Bane is one of our esteemed faculty members. Her research projects range in a variety of areas, but most focus on the study of water systems, earthquakes, and sedimentation. Lauren’s area of expertise is sedimentation geology. Through her many years of fieldwork and research, she has been able to gain important knowledge about tectonic and hydraulic engineering, and how the study of these disciplines can help scientists prevent natural disasters. Lauren was also kind enough to share with me some of the latest research projects she is involved in. One project that she is very proud of is the search for active ice cores, which were taken from beneath the ice sheets in Canada, USA, and Antarctica.
Lauren and her colleagues made this discovery during the last year, as part of a study funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has a long standing history of supporting outstanding work in higher education and in research. Lauren and her co-author have just achieved the ultimate milestone in their remarkable research project: they have found the first carbonate veneer! This means that a core sample taken from below the surface of an ice sheet contains carbonate fossils. These are the building blocks of coral reefs and serve as the foundation of the diversity of marine life that exists today.
So, congratulations to Lauren Bane for becoming the third faculty mentor awarded by the University of California – Davis Department of Earth History. In addition to her terrific accomplishment, Lauren has made an enormous contribution to our knowledge about the earth’s climate. As a result, I look forward to reading her exciting research papers on climate change and environmental science. As a former student and a current geology students presenter, I look forward to learning from Lauren.