AGU 2017

The Conroy lab is sprinkled across several sessions at AGU 2017 in New Orleans.

I’m co-chairing the Water Isotope Systematics sessions this year, with talks in the morning and posters in the afternoon of Friday, December 15th.

Here’s our schedule, stop by and say hi!

PP53B-1131 Spatial δ18Osw-SSS relationship across the western tropical Pacific Ocean Diane M Thompson1, Jessica L Conroy2,3, Allie Wyman2 and Dori Read4, (1)Boston University, Earth & Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Geology, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Plant Biology, Urbana, IL, United States, (4)Scituate Public Schools, Gates Intermediate School, Scituate, MA, United States

Friday, 15 December 2017

13:40 – 18:00

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • – Poster Hall D-F

PP31A-1271 Last Millennium ENSO-Mean State Interactions in the Tropical Pacific Davina Allie Wyman1, Jessica L Conroy1 and Christina Karamperidou2, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)Univ Hawaii, HONOLULU, HI, United States

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

08:00 – 12:20

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • – Poster Hall D-F

B53B-1961 Nutrient Concentrations and Stable Isotopes of Runoff from a Midwest Tile-Drained Corn Field Benjamin Paul Wilkins1, Dongkook Woo2, Jianghanyang Li1, Greg M Michalski1, Praveen Kumar2, Jessica L Conroy2, Donald Allen Keefer3, Laura L Keefer4 and Timothy O Hodson4, (1)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (3)Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL, United States, (4)Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL, United States

Friday, 15 December 2017

13:40 – 18:00

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • – Poster Hall D-F
PP43D-03 Global Synthesis of Common Era Hydroclimate using Water Isotope Proxies from Multiple Archives: First Results from the PAGES Iso2k Project Bronwen L Konecky, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Judson Wiley Partin, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, Jessica L Conroy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Matthew Fischer, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Kirrawee, Australia, Matthew Jones, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7, United Kingdom, Lukas Jonkers, MARUM – University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Nicholas McKay, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, Samantha Stevenson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Diane M Thompson, Boston University, Earth & Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Jonathan James Tyler, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, Olga Churakova (Sidorova), University of Geneva, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland; Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Laia Comas-Bru, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Emilie P Dassie, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Sylvia Dee, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Kristine L DeLong, Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Georgina Falster, University of Adelaide, Department of Earth Sciences, Adelaide, Australia, Belen Martrat, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Department of Environmental Chemistry, Barcelona, Spain and Iso2k Project Members

Thursday, 14 December 2017

14:10 – 14:25

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • – 344-345
PP53B-1130 Salinity information in coral δ18O records Jessica L Conroy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Geology, Urbana, IL, United States, Diane M Thompson, Boston University, Earth & Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Emilie P. Dassié, Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques, LOCEAN – IPSL,UMR 7159 CNRS/UPMC/IRD, Université P. et M. Curie, Paris, France, Samantha Stevenson, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Bronwen L Konecky, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Kristine L DeLong, Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Hussein R Sayani, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, Julien Emile-Geay, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Judson Wiley Partin, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, Nerilie J. Abram, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, Australia, Belen Martrat, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Department of Environmental Chemistry, Barcelona, Spain and Iso2k Project Members

Friday, 15 December 2017

13:40 – 18:00

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • – Poster Hall D-F

Kavli Frontiers of Science

I was honored to be selected to attend the Indonesian-U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Ambon, Indonesia, this summer.

I also got to reconnect with fellow Cobb Lab alum, Dr. Intan Nurhati. And I finally tasted durian (no comment).


photo credit: Intan Nurhati

Kiritimati Fieldwork, 2017

We collected loads of sediment and water samples during our June expedition to Kiritimati. I have so much admiration for these remarkable scientists, who made this trip fun and easy:


From left: Christina Karamperidou, Melinda Higley, Jess Conroy and Allie Wyman

PAGES Open Science Meeting

Melinda and I presented our research in Zaragoza, Spain this May at the PAGES Open Science Meeting. It was a great, rejuvenating conference, full of fantastic science. Melinda was also selected to attend the Young Scientist’s Meeting in Morillo de Tou. I stuck around afterward to attend the Iso2k meeting.


Left: Enjoying Pilar Square in Zaragoza. Right: Melinda (far right) addressing the Open Science Meeting.

Conroy Lab rocks!

[Double] congrats to Melinda Higley, who is the recipient of both the Kirkpatrick Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Geology and the Harriet Wallace Outstanding Woman Graduate Student in Geology Award! I’m a proud advisor.