Three MSU researchers have received $100,000 for their work preserving artifacts found in ice patches and using these findings to make climate connections. Awarded by Prince Albert II of Monaco, and sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA, the award will assist in research aimed at discovering if humans and animals more heavily used alpine areas during drought and other warm periods. “This project represents a great example of why interdisciplinary research is needed; to better understand what happened in the past we need a team with skills in archeology, paleoclimatology and paleoecology,” says Dr. Dave McWethy from MSU's Earth Sciences department and the IoE.
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