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The Mima Mound Mystery- Solved?

  • 10/2/2014 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016
  • Event Type: Lecture

The Mima Mound Mystery- Solved?Professor Emmanuel "Manny" Gabet, a geomorphologist at San Jose State University in California, says prehistoric generations of pocket gophers created the vast fields of Mima mounds found in south Puget Sound, Eastern Washington and in other locations around the world. Local geologists and wildlife researchers aren't so sure.

Gabet's research sits at the intersection of geomorphic and biological process to shape landforms. Gabet has previously taught at the University of Montana and the University of California at Riverside, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Crustal Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and the Kearney Foundation of Soil Science.