Sophisticated analytical instruments require skilled operation. The geology departments of the Five College Consortium support a lab manager – Jeff Salacup - in the Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry labs at the University of Massachusetts so that undergraduate students from across the consortium can be trained and gain hands-on experience with several different mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, and other elemental and isotopic analyzers as part of their research or studies.
Salacup’s research focuses on the application of elemental, isotopic, and organic geochemical techniques to ancient and modern ocean, coastal, and lacustrine sediments and waters in order to reconstruct past environments and ecosystems within a framework of modern processes.
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