Center for Marine Science

CMS Research :: Paleoenvironmental Change Research Group (PCRG)

The Paleoenvironmental Change Research Group (PCRG) conducts proxy analyses (sediment geochemistry, pollen, charcoal, dinoflagellate cysts, etc.) of lacustrine and marine sediments to detect centennial- to millennial-scale changes in climate, land use, disturbance regimes, and biotic communities during the late Quaternary (~ last 50,000 years).  These analyses are intended to enhance our understanding of the drivers of and responses to environmental perturbations in both natural and human ecosystems.

Program contact

Dr. Chad S. Lane
Associate Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences