Zara Hickman

Zara Hickman

Denver, CO

University of Colorado Denver

Graduate Student


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Published on Oct 02, 2015

Almost There: Last Chance!

We're rounding third base and heading in to home on this campaign with twelve hours remaining! Just a reminder that contributions can still be made until midnight to help us reach the secondary bu...

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Published on Sep 29, 2015

We Did It!

We did it, not I did it. Everyone that has helped to influence this, from beginning to end. Without the overwhelming support of friends, family, peers and professors alike at the ...

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Published on Sep 22, 2015

X-Ray Vision: Lab Update

Yesterday marked an interesting day for the laboratory process. Up till this point I have been examining the lithologies of cores (visible variations in the organic material such a...

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Published on Sep 21, 2015

Gifts for Donors!

Have you enjoyed the photos posted throughout this campaign? These were all taken by myself or by field assistants during the summer field season throughout central Colorado. This...

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Published on Sep 14, 2015

Step into the Lab!

Welcome to CU Denver's Paleoecology and Palynology lab! As much fun as the field is, (and certainly a lot more scenic) most of the findings and significance of my study will come f...

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Published on Sep 03, 2015

Behind the Scenes: The original proposal.

How has Climate Change Altered the Frequency of Colorado Avalanches during the Last Four Millennia? Christy Briles (CU Denver Principal Investigator; Department of Geography and Environmental Sc...

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Published on Sep 10, 2015

Undergraduate Spotlight: Perspectives on paleoecological field techniques

(Dr. Briles and Erin prepping the rafts for launch.)Fieldwork is, at least for me, the highlight of the entire scientific process. After spending much of last year utilizing GIS analysis to pick o...

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Published on Sep 08, 2015

Memoirs from a Paleoecological Field Site: Cottonwood Lake Recap

This past weekend, field work took place at Cottonwood Lake (38'46'48 Lat, 106'16;40 Long), a few miles west of Beuna Vista. It is situated at 2,911 m (9,552 ft.) e...

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