Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

Upcoming event: Dr. Thure E. Cerling to present lecture on the environmental context of human evolution in East Africa


Thure CerlingBaylor’s Geology Department, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Provost present a special lecture by Dr. Thure E. Cerling, a distinguished professor of biology and a distinguished professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah.

A member of the National Academy of Science, Cerling’s work primarily concerns the use of isotopes to study biological and geological processes occurring near the Earth’s surface. These studies include cosmic-ray produced isotopes to study geomorphology, the chemistry of lakes and lake sediments, stable isotope studies of diet and of soils, isotope forensics and studies of early hominin environments in Africa. He served for nine years on the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Friday, Nov. 21
3:00 p.m.

Baylor Sciences Building, room E.231

The event is free and open to the public.

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