Prof. Spruce Schoenemann
I am an Associate Professor of Geology, Geochemistry, and Climate Science in the Environmental Sciences Dept. at the University of Montana Western. I earned my doctorate in Paleoclimatology and Isotope Geochemistry with Dr. Eric Steig from the University of Washington. I have spent years studying polar regions and reconstructing climate from ice cores, syngenetic permafrost, lake sediments, and tree-rings.
Students presenting glacial reconstructions of Pioneer Mountains @ GSA
Portland, OR, Oct 10-13th, 2021
Upcoming: Glacial Geology of Montana
Jan 10-Feb 2, 2022
NEWS & EVENTS
New Course: PolarPASS-Exploring the Greenland Glacier Basin System
Mar 14-Apr 6th, 2022
MY CURRENT RESEARCH
Ongoing investigations using tree-ring based SWE records, along with lake sediment core records of calcite, and water isotopes of snowpack and precipitation, correlated with historical climate records to reconstruct past climate from high-alpine, snow dominated lakes.
Foy Lake Sediment and Tree-ring based SWE Reconstruction 2018-20
Greenland Subglacial Geochemistry, 2012
Mt. Waddington Ice Core Project, 2010
WAIS Divide Ice Core Project, 2008-2015