EGU Award Ceremony (Credit: EGU/Foto Pfluegl)

Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards 2017 Kimberly C. Galvez

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Kimberly C. Galvez

Kimberly C. Galvez
Kimberly C. Galvez

BG Biogeosciences

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kimberly C. Galvez for the poster/PICO entitled:

The Variability of Cold-water Coral Growth within the Straits of Florida (Galvez, K. C.; Eberli, G. P.; Hebbeln, D.; Wienberg, C.; Titschak, J.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Marine Geosciences at the University of Miami, USA. Working in the CSL–Center for Carbonate Research lab, my project focuses on the structural variabilities of cold-water coral mounds in the carbonate province of the Straits of Florida to further depict modern and paleo-environments influencing mound development.
Through the reconstruction of the paleo-oceanographic conditions of the Straits of Florida, the goal is to determine how the phases of glacial and interglacial cycles impacted cold-water coral growth and use that to predict future patterns of coral and mound growth.
The presented poster describes the complexity of the cold-water coral mounds of the Straits of Florida, revealing the unique structures and habitats of each mound despite developing within the same seaway.