Since 2015, I have been working in the Bahamas to constrain the effect of glacial isostatic adjustment and global mean sea level on the stratigraphic record of the last interglacial.
WESTERN UNITED STATES (9 months)
In 2011, I started working on late Paleozoic carbonates in the Western United States. This field data has helped us construct numerical models to improve our understand of the stratigraphic expression of meteoric diagenesis in carbonate platforms. Moreover, the mapping the extent and magnitude of diagenesis in these western US carbonates seems to be critical for interpreting global carbon isotopic data and cataloging the ice sheet dynamics during the Late Paleozoic Ice Age.
In 2018, a group of us traveled to Barbados
to examine ancient coral terraces and tidal notches. We surveyed these classic sites at high resolution, and hope to use that data, in combination with new geophysical models, to improve estimates of past sea level.
In the summer of 2010, I joined
in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia to assist them in their work studying the the Marinoan glaciation and the Wonoka anomaly.
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria
blakedyer at uvic.ca