Fall 2016 Happenings

At the top of the list, I am excited to receive $110K from the ACS-PRF-DNI to launch a new research program investigating microbial controls on carbonate precipitation. Thank you!

I recently gave at talk at University of Iowa, and had a great time discussing water isotopes and helping to coax their Picarro back to life.

And, a new paper is out in EPSL on Tibet monsoon precipitation variability during the late Holocene.


New NSF Funding for loess research!

I am so pleased to announce we’ve received $349.5K of funding from NSF-Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics for this awesome new project:

Chronologies and mechanisms of last glacial loess deposition in the Central Lowlands of North America” 

This is collaborative research with Willy Guenthner, UIUC Geology, and Dave Grimley, ISGS.

We are looking for a new PhD student for this project to begin in Fall 2017. If you are interested, send me an email for more details.

AMQUA in Santa Fe

Jess gave a plenary talk on internal variability in monsoon precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau at the 24th biennial AMQUA meeting (titled “Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene”) in Santa Fe, NM last week. It was a fantastic conference.

New NSF Funding!

Two grants have just been funded by NSF to support our work on tropical Pacific climate variability.

“Collaborative Research: P2C2–The Role of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Nonlinearities and Asymmetries in Modulating Tropical Pacific Climate” in collaboration with Drs. Christina Karamperidou and Fei-Fei Jin at University of Hawaii ($133K to Conroy)

“A Terrestrial Perspective of Last Millennium Hydroclimate Variability in the Central Tropical Pacific” ($367.5K to Conroy)

Thank you NSF!


Conroy seminar

Dr. Conroy will be speaking in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University on Friday, January 29th, 2016. Her talk is titled: “Climate signals in stable water isotopologues across the tropical Pacific.