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February 12, 2007
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Dr. Jeffrey Snyder
Dr. Jeffrey Snyder

BGSU geologist part of international effort to get to core of Arctic climate

BGSU geologist Dr. Jeffrey Snyder is among an international group of scientists hoping to unearth the most detailed record of past Arctic climate to date.

Led by Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the team has received $3.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an expedition to seek data from a polar lake in northeastern Siberia.

Snyder will receive about $121,000 of the funding for his part in the research, which focuses on Lake El’gygytgyn. Brigham-Grette and her team will collect deep cores of sediment—cylindrical columns of dense muck that should provide a detailed narrative of the past climate of the Arctic.

Once the cores are extracted, the assemblage of pollen grains, algae and bacteria within the sediment will tell the scientists what was living in and around the lake throughout its history. Snyder, at BGSU, will be one of the team members who will analyze samples from the cores.
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