Climate change lecture

06 March 2014

Professor Henry Lamb
Professor Henry Lamb

Professor Henry Lamb from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will be discussing how lake sediment records and their contributions are linked to climatic change and human physical and cultural evolution on Thursday 6 March 2014.

The lecture, “Bones, genes, stones and mud: testing hypotheses of climate change and human origins”, is the latest in the Climate Change Consortium Wales (C3W) lecture series.

The venue for the lecture is the Biology Main lecture theatre in the Edward Llwyd Building on Penglais Campus.

It is free and open to the public and starts at 6.30pm.

Professor Lamb will be using examples from recent work in Ethiopia, especially the 250,000 year palaeoenvironmental record from Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and planned research in the Rift Valley of southern Ethiopia.

Professor Lamb has worked on the environmental history of Ethiopia for nearly 20 years, working from cores of lake sediments from many parts of that diverse country. 

His principal research interests are in Quaternary environmental change, specialising in lake sediment records of climatic and vegetation change.

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