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TimeScavengers is a site created by geoscience grad students with the purpose of breaking down and explaining climate change and evolution to the general public
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w/ our friends over at the Podcast! An informal gathering of scientists that chat about recent papers related to the field of . Grab your beverage of choice and listen in for a fun & knowledgable conversation!
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Time Scavengers Aug 22
to vacation to the NE US. First stop was for some hiking & analysis of local ⛰️. Sarah explains the type of rocks, how they formed in the Earth 🌍, & some really cool local features!
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Time Scavengers Aug 21
with Kristina Barclay (), a paleoecologist! Kristina studies how past communities of responded under climate shifts to infer how modern animals will be affected by climate change in the future! Read more at
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Time Scavengers Aug 19
In this discusses her time at School. This was a program where several researchers who study the continent came together for a week. They looked at sediment cores drilled near and on Antarctica! Learn more at
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Time Scavengers Aug 16
w/ *Nummulites*, a genus of benthic (bottom-dwelling) . These protists are so large, they were used by the Egyptians as coins. The limestone the pyramids are made of are full of nummulites, as they occur in the rocks that line the Nile River.
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Time Scavengers Aug 14
In this , talks about her favorite fossil collecting locality, Westmoreland State Park in ! Situated on the Potomac River, (🐋🐬🐊🦈),from the (23-5 ma) can be found here! Read more at
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Time Scavengers Aug 13
Since we are unable to observe how life 🌿, climate 🌞, & Earth 🌍operated in the past, researchers have to come up with tools to help us better understand these ancient ecosystems 🏖️. Scientists use proxy data to infer Earth's in deep time!
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Time Scavengers Aug 12
w/ Jen Gallagher, a geneticist who studies how the same stressor affects different individuals of the same organism! Jen uses yeast to answer a variety of questions in the natural world! Read more about Jen and her fascinating research: !
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Time Scavengers Aug 9
with Carcharocles , the largest shark to have ever lived! This could have reached up to 59 ft in length, with a exerting a bite force of 25,000-40,000 lbs! C. megalodon went extinct in the (~3.6 million years ago).
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Time Scavengers Aug 8
post on a new echinoderm fossil! This species named Sanducystis sinensis is from the (~500 million years ago) of China. This find helps paleontologists understand how evolved so long ago. Read more about the study at
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Time Scavengers Aug 7
w/ Linda Dämmer, a geologist & proxy developer! Linda studies how we can use to interpret Earth's ancient environments. Specifically, she uses them to say something about circulation patterns.
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Cheryl Resnick Aug 6
I use this resource extensively in my intro classes. If you do science, consider being featured. Inspire students to challenge their stereotype of who a scientist is & what scientists do.
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Time Scavengers Aug 6
Our blog is being seen all over the world by members of the public & used in college classes 📄. We feature professional and avocational scientists, at any career stage, in any field! Contact us for more info & to be featured!
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Time Scavengers Aug 5
New Applying to Grad School series for students! Here, , & break down the ways in which you can get paid to go to grad school as well as how they did it.
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Time Scavengers Aug 2
Do you have a favorite blog, podcast, or YouTuber? We are looking for more people, projects, and organizations to feature on our features. Share or tag your favorites so we can add them to our list!
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Time Scavengers Aug 1
Rose () recaps her adventures in Washington D.C. for . She spent much of her time working at the Information Partners Data Help Desk & got a special tour of the ! Click to read more:
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Time Scavengers Jul 30
Check out our 'What is Paleoclimatology?' informational page for a brief but informative overview of this subject, including the difference between & and why it's important to study this topic!
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Time Scavengers Jul 29
w/ Sam Miller, a hydrologist! Sam studies how streams form in environments, & where the water for these streams are sourced from. More specifically, he studies snowpack & how melting of this affects streamflow. Read more at
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Time Scavengers Jul 26
w/ Acarinina mcgowrani, an species of ! A. mcgowrani lived during the Eocene Epoch & lived in the upper part of the ocean. Scientists can use the chemistry of its shell to reconstruct surface ocean temps from ~38 million years ago!
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Time Scavengers Jul 25
In this , we're taking you back to one of our first blogs! talks about a system in , & what these systems can teach us about the consequences of and on communities!
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