Reconstructing the Evolution of the Buena Vista Lagoon by Analyzing Coastal Sediments


Project Description

In this project, community college worked with graduate student Lauren Simkins in the Simms group to attempt to reconstruct the history of the Buena Vista Lagoon.  To do this, students analyzed a real core sample for variation in sediment characteristics and microfossil content to understand conditions as the lagoon existed hundreds to thousands of years ago.

UCSB California NanoSystems Institute