Recent Events

PhD candidate Sean Mackay publishes article in theJournal of Geophysical Research

David Marchant featured in "Bold Experiments" HHMI Bulletin Fall 2014

BUARG offering new climate science seminar through HHMI program

PhD student Andrew Christ publishes paper in GSA Bulletin

BUARG field camp released in Google StreetView

David Marchant co-authors Icarus paper

Alistair Hayden successfully defends Masters; will pursue PhD at CalTech

David Marchant named Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor, receives $1 million to support undergraduate research on climate change

David Marchant elected to National Research Council Committee on Antarctic Research

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Boston University Antarctic Research Group (BUARG)

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.


New Climate Science Initiative at BU

Two new tenure-track faculty positions available

Climate Seminar Series


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