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Western Kentucky University CHNGES

1906 College Heights Blvd., EST 304

Bowling Green, KY 42101

CHNGES is a Center of Excellence
within the WKU Applied Research and Technology Program. We are housed in the WKU Dept of Geography and Geology.

CHNGES is involved in a variety of projects that focus on reconstructing past climatic and environmental conditions all over the world. Students are working on projects from the Caribbean, Asia, and North America to use various types of proxies, such as cave deposits (speleothems), cave sediments, and water isotopes to better understand temperature, precipitation, and vegetation changes going back thousands of years in the past. These data provide robust records of how Earth is changing and ways in which both natural and human-influenced climate dynamics occur. At CHNGES, we believe the past is the key to the future!

Speleothems & Paleoclimatology