International Conference on Paleoceanography

Next week I'll be visiting Utrecht in the Netherlands for a week-long conference on paleoceanography. I'll be presenting a new record of dust flux to the central equatorial Pacific spanning 350 kyr and covering the last four glacial terminations. I'm very excited to share my work and to get a little preview of all the research papers I'll be reading next year!


International Conference on Paleoceanography

AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

The American Geophysical Union has just announced the winners of their Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the 2015 Fall Meeting and I am delighted to be among the three Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology winners. Congratulations to the other awardees and many thanks to the organizing committee and judges for making the competition possible!


Back to School

It's time to go back to school here at Columbia! Lamont is starting to come back to life with new undergraduate students, grad students and even a few postdocs.  I'm starting my own search for a postdoc and beginning to think about applying for the NOAA and NSF fellowships.  If you know of other opportunities that might be a good fit, please let me know!

I'm going to be presenting a bunch of science this fall, starting in just one week (eek)!  It's a workshop on Monsoons and the ITCZ that's being held at Columbia on the Morningside campus. I'll be presenting a poster on Tuesday 9/15, but don't worry I'll post it here too when it's complete.

I'm also anticipating trips to Baltimore for GSA in November to give a poster, receive an award and support my summer intern as she presents a poster on our G. ruber work. I'll be visiting Boston and Woods Hole (also in November) for the Graduate Climate Conference and am also making the annual migration to AGU in December.  Hope to catch up with you along the way.



Summer Intern Presentations

Yesterday the Lamont-Doherty Summer Interns presented their summer research projects during a poster session in Comer. We were fortunate to have two interns working with the McManus Lab Group this summer, Sarah McGrath from The College of Wooster and Danielle Schimmenti from Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and and Atmospheric Science.

Over the last 10 weeks Sarah and I have worked together on a project evaluating two chromotypes of the planktonic foraminifera G. ruber using geochemical techniques. The forams were analyzed for stable oxygen and carbon isotopes, radiocarbon ages and trace element ratios. Click here for more information on our project.


Thesis Proposal

Two weeks from today on Monday, June 22nd I'll be presenting my thesis proposal to my committee, the department and the public. My talk will be at 1p in the Comer seminar room and is entitled "350 kyr of Equatorial Pacific Dust Fluxes: Insights into the Intertropical Convergence Zone and the last four glacial terminations." Please come, listen and ask questions!