Lab Workshop: Lake Sediment Analysis
Geo 3880, Spring 2007

Limnological Research Center
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


The 12 students in this 1-credit workshop class collected and analyzed a transect of sediment cores from Brownie Lake, a small, permanently stratified urban lake in Minneapolis. At the end of the semester they presented a group poster in the Department.

class poster (6 MB pdf)
full-size core image poster (12 MB pdf)

Core Lab Workshop 2 group photo From left to right, front row: Jennifer Arp, Missy Gettel, Kristin Frederick, Kristine Powers; back row: Olufemi Kolawole, Eric Stewart, Megan Schreiber, Jason Dally, Andri Hanson, Girard Goder, Jessica Heck, Farhana Jaafar Azzudin.

Jason Dally points out core features to Ed Swain (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency), who did his Ph.D. work on Brownie Lake in the early 1980s.

LRC grad students grill class members on their conclusions.

Students answer questions from department head David Kohlstedt.

updated 1 May 2007 by Amy Myrbo (class instructor)