Congratulations to Dr. Brian McConnell for winning Beta Analytic’s AMS Date raffle exclusive to attendees of the 131st annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) held in Phoenix, Arizona. The four-day event started on September 22, 2019.
Dr. McConnell is a principal geologist of Geological Survey Ireland. Although his usual projects deal with materials too old for Carbon-14 dating, the analysis will be useful in his future research endeavors.
“Recently, I have become interested in post-glacial landscape evolution in western Ireland and, in particular, the interplay of climate change, peat bog growth, forest decline and human settlement at a lake-shore site. This prize from Beta Analytic will get me started on turning ideas into research,” Dr. McConnell says.
Beta Analytic at GSA 2019
Radiocarbon dating lab Beta Analytic consistently supports the GSA by joining its annual meetings as an exhibitor
. The GSA’s annual meeting is one of the largest events focused on the earth sciences.
This year, the ISO 17025-accredited lab was represented by its Vice President of Laboratory Operations Chris Patrick and research associates Matthew DeBone and Troy Day.
Matthew, Troy and Chris at Booth #220
Aside from AMS dating and stable isotope analysis, Beta Analytic also promoted its nitrate source tracking service, which identifies the source of nitrate in bodies of water by measuring the oxygen (δ18O) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotopes.
Interesting sights at GSA 2019