Quaternary Research Center

The Quaternary Research Center 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

Current QR Cover
  • Published: 11/29/2018
  • Volume: 90
  • Issue: 3

The Center publishes Quaternary Research, a leading international journal of Quaternary science for almost 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 The journal features interdisciplinary articles that present previously unpublished research results and comprehensive reviews.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 Workshop on Genetic Paleoecology

Defining the Cutting Edge of Quaternary Science
QRC Workshop on Genetic Paleoecology 
November 15-16th, 2018
Location: Denny Hall 313
Contact: Ben Fitzhugh (fitzhugh@uw.edu)
The potential of paleogenomics has expanded exponentially in the past few years with new technologies and analytical strategies that enable extraction of DNA from increasingly ancient and partially degraded samples (animal, plant, and even soils). 

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NEW Palynology course! ESS490 – Microfossils

ESS 490 (5 credits) – Winter 2019
Lecture-MW 10:00-11:20 am | Lab-W 12:30-4:30 pm | Instructor: Linda Reinink-Smith
Microfossils
With an Emphasis in Applied Palynology
Pollen and spores released from plants are entombed in lake and peat sediments where they form a virtual library of vegetation- and climate change through time. 

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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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