Quaternary Research Center

The 50-year-old QRC is a community of scholars collaborating and fostering interdisciplinary environmental research at the University of Washington through strategic investments in seed grants, expeditions, seminars, workshops, and the publication of the journal, Quaternary Research.

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⚠️ QRC’s response to COVID-19

Quaternary research: an interdisciplinary journal

Current QR Cover
  • Published: 08/20/2019
  • Volume: 92
  • Issue: 3

Celebrating 50 years of UW’S Quaternary Research Center!

The Center publishes Quaternary Research, a leading international journal of Quaternary science for 50 years. Content includes studies from geology, geophysics, archaeology, paleontology, oceanography and more. The journal features interdisciplinary articles that present previously unpublished research results and comprehensive reviews.

Carrie Garrison-Lanely - Field photo2

Get your research funded!

Do you have a project that needs a jumpstart? Or supplementary help? The QRC is proud to sponsor amazing research conducted by QRC members and/or their students!

Honoring Stephen C. Porter

In honor of our late friend Steve, Eric Steig wrote a brief Wikipedia page for him, which is now available.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_C._Porter
We encourage anyone who has a solid knowledge of Steve’s history and contributions to add to the page. 

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QRC support during COVID-19 pandemic

The QRC and UW are currently following the Washington State Governor’s Stay Home: Stay Healthy order. QRC staff are working from home and QRC facilities are closed to use until the ban is lifted and it is safe to return. 

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QRC 50th Anniversary Photo Competition Winners

Congratulations to our 50th Anniversary Photo Competition Winners!
First Place: Steve Warren
Description: Seawater freezes to the base of the Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctica, forming clear “marine ice”. 

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