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This project needs to combine two areas of expertise:
Dr Lois Wardell, founder of Arapahoe SciTech, in Tucson, Arizona. Lois is an Earth scientist who has been fortunate enough to work on a range of strange and wonderful projects around the planet. Some of her areas of research have included measuring gases from active volcanoes, studying the chemistry and ecology of exotic marine sponges, searching for microbes that live in hostile and extreme places, and aspects of climate change issues in polar regions. Lois’ work has taken her to all seven continents and to some amazing and remote locations. She is particularly excited to find a fascinating and significant research project in her own backyard!
Dr Charlotte Rowe, of Foxtrotter Geophysical, LLC (Sante Fe, New Mexico), is a geophysicist and seismologist who is fascinated with the physics of how the world works: everything from subatomic particles to continental drift. Her greatest love has been volcanoes, and for many years she has investigated volcanic seismic signals from Alaska to Antarctica. Seismology and the acoustics of smaller objects (such as Saguaros) are similar problems; they both involve the study of waves moving through objects. Applying seismological methods to an environmental problem such as Saguaro mortality is an exciting new direction.