Paul Whelan will defend his Masters thesis in geography on Wednesday June 12, 2013 from 2-3 PM in Arntsen Hall Room 30 on the WWU campus.
“Incipient Soil Development in the Easton Glacial Foreland, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA”
Paul, a student in the Huxley College of the Environment, will interpret his field study in the deglaciated valley of Rocky Creek below the Easton Glacier on Mount Baker. He studied the development of very young soils in order to more accurately date the recession of the glacier adn understand the very earliest stages of soil formation. Paul’s research was in part funded by a research grant from MBVRC. The presentation is open to all. If you have an MBVRC t-shirt, wear it to the defense!