Together with Suzanne Pilaar Birch (UGA), Emily Lena Jones (UNM), and Meghan Burchell (MUN), Catherine West has compiled and edited a special collection of articles for Open Quaternary entitled Stable Isotopes in Zooarchaeology: Data Management and New Directions.
Catherine West has been named a Boston University Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow for 2018-2020. Her appointment will focus on developing the first Symposium on Circumpolar Climate Change, Resource Management, and Applied Archaeology.
Congratulations to lab collaborator Christine Bassett, who won the University of Alabama three-minute thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation "Clamming around with Climate"! Read more here and check out Christine's winning presentation below. Here is more information about the 3MT competition from the University of Queensland where it began.
NSF science 360 news recently featured Professor West's research on climate change in Unalaska. Read the full article here.
Check out the recent BU Research article, featuring Professor Catherine West, Anna Goldfield (GRS '17), and Carly Buta (CAS '17). Read the entire article here.
In this episode we explore the role of archaeology in climate science, examining contemporary and ancient climate change. Our guests, Assistant Professor Dr. John Marston at Boston University’s Department of Archaeology and the Director of the BU Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, and Dr. Catherine West, Research Assistant Professor and the Director of the BU Zooarchaeology Lab. Listen to the podcast here.
The research of Catherine West and co-PIs Mike Etnier (Western Washington University) and Fred Andrus (University of Alabama) was featured on WesternToday.
Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location. Read entire article here.
Anna Goldfield successfully defended her dissertation "The Role of Physiology and Behavior in the Replacement of Neanderthals by Anatomically Modern Humans in Europe"! The Zooarchaeology Lab congratulates Anna on this great achievement.
Catherine West's work on ancient Arctic ground squirrels was featured on the BU Research website here.
Catherine West's article in Conservation Biology has received media attention! Check out the coverage here:
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