Jul 28, 2023
We met Dr. Ballard at the Cosmic Summit, and decided we'd love
to have her on the podcast to discuss her work. She is a Geologist
and Biogeographist, and a member of the Comet Research Group. She
became interested in the YDIH and started drilling lake cores
looking for evidence of biomass burning.
She joins us this episode to discuss her background, her interest in the YDIH, and her related field and lab work, as well as some of her current interests and possible future projects.
You can find out more about her here:
Links to her thesis as discussed in the episode:
A Lateglacial Paleofire Record for East-central Michigan
Joanne Ballard PhD Dissertation, https://trace.tennessee.edu/
Evidence of Late Quaternary Fires from Charcoal and Siliceous Aggregates in Lake Sediments in the Eastern U.S.A.
She also sent us a lot of interesting links to articles and papers after the episode, listed below:
Sergei Leshchinskiy study on bony malformation of late Pleistocene mammoths of Siberia and Poland, acidification of the landscape
A North American permafrost study. For reference regarding
the shaken--not stirred cocktail of