On March 11th, 2021, Daianne defended her thesis titled “Annually-resolved Sedimentation of the Middle Miocene Clarkia Lake Deposit (USA)”. It addressed the sedimentation history and age model of the world-renewed Clarkia Lake Deposit in Idaho. Her committee was chaired by Dr. Yige Zhang and formed by Dr. Ethan Grossman, Dr. Franco Marcantonio, and Dr. Jason West from Texas A&M University.
Her master thesis has been accepted as a peer-reviewed article in the journal Geology. In collaboration with researchers at Texas A&M University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Bryant University, this research successfully places this deposit in the Middle Miocene Climate Optimum using radiometric methods. It also resolved the sedimentation resolution, establishing a millennium as total lake deposition. This article is in press; stay tuned for more detailed information about her results in the following weeks!
We are proud of you, Daianne! We could not wait to see your bright future.