Dr. David Marchant leads the Antarctic Research Group at Boston University. Along with graduate and undergraduate students, David travels to Antarctica as part of his NSF and NASA-funded research.
Ongoing research themes focus on studying buried ice as an archive of paleoclimate change in Antarctica, on using Antarctic features as analogs for landscapes and climate change on Mars, on deciphering the late Cenozoic vegetation history of the Transantarctic Mountains, on unraveling the origin of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, on utilizing tephrachronology to date ancient land surfaces, and on using cosmogenic-nuclide analyses, soil-salt geochemistry, and numerical modeling to quantify landscape evolution and periglacial processes in polar deserts.
Education and outreach are also a focus for the group. Check out our field blog, our development of DIAL for outreach, and the Virtual DESERTS site from our PolarTREC collaboration.
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