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.
QRC member, Bataa Jigjidsurengiin, was recently featured in the UW News on his research on the glaciers in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Read the original article here or pasted below.
March 6, 2018
Glaciers in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert actually shrank during the last ice age
by Hannah Hickey
The simple story says that during the last ice age, temperatures were colder and ice sheets expanded around the planet.
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. Steve was internationally honored and admired for his research in Quaternary geology and for his leadership, editorial, and organizational skills that helped bring Quaternary studies into greater prominence during his long career.Read more