Climate’s illusive control on soil development: Reevaluating climate-weathering-erosion feedbacks

Wed, Apr 1, 12:00 pm
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126 EPS (Engineering and Physical Sciences) MSU
Speaker Name: 
Jean Dixon
Montana State University - Bozeman
Department of Earth Sciences

Dr. Jean Dixon, Assistant Professor in MSU's Earth Sciences Department, is a geomorphologist interested in the chemical, physical and biological processes at Earth’s Surface that form soil from rock, transport soil and sediment, and sculpt the landsurface. Her research uses geochemical tools such as cosmogenic radionuclides to quantify the rates and patterns of Earth surface processes. She couples geochemical analysis with field observations, digital terrain analysis and simple numerical models to understand the primary controls on the evolution of diverse landscapes and the sensitivity of the Earth’s soils and surface to external forces such as tectonics and climate.

Contact: 
Todd Kipfer

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