River to Reef: Using the Coral Time Machine to Learn About the Coast
Corals might look just like rocks, but they are living animals that grow their own stony skeleton. In this session we will explore how the chemical components of this hard skeleton can tell us about the coastal conditions in which the coral grew. We will focus on how corals can take us back in time and tell us the history of nearby rivers.
Presenter: Logan Brenner, Assistant Professor, Barnard College