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Curator's Coffee --"From Paleoclimatology to Food-web Dynamics, an Introduction to the Awesomeness of Stable Isotopes"

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Laura Burkemper, Ph.D. , Research Scientist, Center for Stable Isotopes, UNM

Did you know that the disciplines of geology and biology have been transformed by isotope ratio mass spectrometry? In fact, do you know what those words mean? Come and learn about this fascinating discipline and its scientists, instruments, and techniques. Dr. Berkemper will introduce you to our CSI - no, not a crime lab - UNM’s Center for Stable Isotopes - and the research happening right here in Albuquerque.

Dr. Laura Burkemper’s research has included biomolecular chemistry, early solar system processes, planet formation, and undergraduate geoscience education.  As a research scientist in UNM’s Center for Stable Isotopes she is able to make use of her interdisciplinary interests, by working with colleagues who study anthropology, ecology, and geochemistry, as well as working with undergraduate/graduate students and community science education. While she was a graduate student she presented science education outreach programs for this Museum. She has a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from UNM.

Held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 • (505) 841-2800 Visit:

Pre-registration required.  Limit 15 participants. Purchase in advance online to guarantee your seats, go to  Online Curators Coffee ticket sales stop Midnight, 12:00 am, the morning of the event. 


The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants.

$8 General, $7.20 Members
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