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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 (
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
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. 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. 

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