Catherine West was selected to participate in the New Generation of Polar Researchers Leadership Symposium on Catalina Island, California in 2015
This NSF and NASA funded program is hosted by DISCCRS (Dissertations Initiative for the advancement of Climate Change Research) and brings together a group of interdisciplinary early career scientists whose work focuses on Arctic and Antarctic research. The goal of the symposium is to “represent the full diversity of polar research” and to facilitate collaboration among polar scientists in a global context. (http://disccrs.org/).
Archaeology Daily News article
Led by Boston University professor Catherine West, the expedition excavated a handful of ancient garbage dumps, searching for animal bones. By comparing the bones in the 3,000-year-old middens to wildlife today, West will be able to establish how American and Russian visitors changed the island’s ecosystem.