Collaborative Research: Integrating Geomorphological and Paleoecological Studies to Reconstruct Neogene Environments of the Transantarctic Mountains
Entry ID: ANT-0739700_BU-054-004

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Abstract: This project studies the last vestiges of life in Antarctica from exceptionally well-preserved fossils of tundra life--mosses, diatoms, ostracods, Nothofagus leaves, wood, and insect remains recently discovered in ancient lake sediments from the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The area will be studied by an interdisciplinary team to elucidate information about climate and biogeography. These deposits offer ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0739700
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  N: -76.5   S: -78.5   E: 164.5   W: 160.0

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Phone: 617-353-3236
Fax: 617-353-3290
Email: marchant at
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Department of Earth Sciences
Boston University
685 Commonwealth Ave
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02215
Country: USA
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-10-07
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