Laura Larocca

Graduate Student

With Dr. Yarrow Axford, Laura's research explores climate change in the Arctic primarily through the study of geologic records. Lacustrine sediment cores from glacial threshold lakes, along with satellite and aerial imagery are utilized to reconstruct Holocene climate history of South Greenland, including fluctuations in the extent of local alpine glaciers. These records allow for empirical observations of how this region responded to a changing climate. Through these past responses, we can better estimate future change in the polar regions. In addition to research, Laura am committed to communicating science to a broader audience through outreach events and involvement with local schools.

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After a divisive election, many of us are expecting a big helping of awkward family conversation with our holiday meals this year.