People living along the coast from Alaska to Washington built rock walls near the shoreline to create beach terraces known as clam gardens. Determining when clam gardens were built can be challenging. Luckily, there’s other ways to date rocks and sediment. And it’s a very bright idea.
Just like any good comic book character, landscapes have an origin story. Since no speech bubbles pop out from the soil, learning a landscape’s history requires alternative methods. Now, thanks to scientists, even a grain of sand can enlighten you.
The Hakai Institute is looking for two world-class post-doctoral fellows to join a collaborative study with Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, which aims to link theories of island biogeography with ecosystem subsidies.