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Zowie Fox ’20 is Reconstructing the Earth’s Past Climate

Zowie Fox is using carbon isotopic analysis of marine fossils to reconstruct the earth’s past climate.

Zowie Fox ’20 is majoring in Environmental Geology with a minor in Japanese. Her senior thesis involves using carbon isotopic analysis of marine fossils to reconstruct the earth’s past climate. Specifically, she is reconstructing the carbon cycle as recorded in 500 million year old (Cambrian) phosphatic brachiopod shells during the SPICE Event using rock samples from drill cores and quarries in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Zowie is working with Professor Jay Zambito (Geology and Environmental Studies).

February 18, 2020

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