What the Mud Can Tell Us Presentation With Michelle Goman, PhD 10-2-19

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Sonoma Land Trust office

822 5th Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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What the Mud Can Tell Us: Reconstructing Environmental Change in San Francisco Bay
With Michelle Goman, PhD, of Sonoma State University

In past times, tidal wetlands were viewed with disregard. But now we know and recognize them as a vital component to a healthy estuary system, providing valuable habitat and ecosystem services, such as water filtration and protection against flooding. Wetland sediments provide a remarkable record of natural and human forces that have helped form and control their development over thousands of years. This presentation will focus on Dr. Goman’s research—the techniques used and what has been discovered about the prehistoric environmental history of the San Francisco Bay and Delta.

About Michelle Goman

Michelle Goman (Ph.D. 1996) received her BA in Archaeology and Environmental Studies from the University of Wales and her MA and PhD. From U. C. Berkeley. Michelle specializes in reconstructing prehistoric environments using paleoecological and geological analyses. Her research has taken her to locations across the US and overseas to Kenya and Mexico. Her interest in wetlands began with her doctoral research, which focused on reconstructing tidal wetland evolution and development in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. She is most happy tromping around in wetlands and getting thoroughly muddy.

If you have any questions please contact us at outings@sonomalandtrust.org or (707) 526-6930 x 114.

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