Project Information
Collaborative Research: Testing the Impact of Seasonality on Benthic Foraminifers as Paleoenvironmental Proxies.
Start Date:
End Date:
This project studies seasonal variation in the abundance and shell composition of foraminifera from the northern Gerlache-southern Bransfield Straits region of the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Its goal is to improve interpretation of microfaunal and geochemical proxies for reconstruction of ancient ocean currents, climate, and ecologies. Since seasonal variation may greatly affect interpretation, this project focuses on the Antarctic region, where intense seasonality should generate a more obvious signal than at the less extreme mid-latitudes. The results should allow a better understanding of the coupling to seasonal productivity, as well as improve regional reconstructions.
The broader impacts are graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral student education; as well as outreach to both the English and Spanish-speaking public. The work will also improve society's understanding of past climate change as an analogue to the future.
Person Role
Ishman, Scott Investigator
Antarctic Earth Sciences Award # 0635531
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Award # 0635531
AMD - DIF Record(s)
Deployment Type
LMG0804 ship expedition
LMG0808 ship expedition
Data Management Plan
None in the Database
Product Level:
0 (raw data)
Repository Title (link) Format(s) Status
R2R Expedition Data None exist
R2R Expedition data of LMG0804 None exists
R2R Expedition data of LMG0808 None exists

This project has been viewed 5 times since May 2019 (based on unique date-IP combinations)