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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Quaternary research: an interdisciplinary journal

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  • Published: 10/18/2019
  • Volume: 93
  • Issue: 1

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 The journal features interdisciplinary articles that present previously unpublished research results and comprehensive reviews.

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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!

QRC’s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series | Oct 4 – Dec 15

Celebrating 50 years of UW’s Quaternary Research Center!
The QRC is hosting talks by scholars at the cutting edge of Quaternary Research to celebrate Quaternary Pasts and Futures: A multidisciplinary series on the Earth an its inhabitants over the past 2 million years. 

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QRC Members Shares Research Experience in Mongolian Glaciers with UW News

QRC member, Bataa Jigjidsurengiin, was recently featured in the UW News on his research on the glaciers in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. 

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Steve C. Porter Memorial Photo Album

Stephen C. Porter, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of the University of Washington in Seattle, died on February 2015 at the age of 80. 

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