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.
Melinda just returned from a coring expedition to Cara Blanca, Belize. We are collaborating with UIUC Anthropology Professor Lisa Lucero to investigate past landscape and climate variability in the region.
See this UIUC news release for more information!
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!
It’s been a productive and busy April here in the Conroy lab. Nick, Andy, and Alie presented their Master’s research to the department as well as at the North-Central regional GSA meeting. Melinda also kept busy, chairing the paleolimnology session at GSA, which drew a nice crowd. I also had a nice visit to the Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI, where I presented my recent water isotope research.
This labor of love–“Paired stable isotopologues in precipitation and vapor: A case study of the amount effect within western tropical Pacific storms“–was just published!
Co-author Jessica Moerman and I celebrating at the end of our Manus, Papua New Guinea trip in 2013. Instrument tubing makes for great straws!
Three cheers for Melinda, who passed her preliminary exam on Tuesday!
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.“
A blog post on our recent findings at Genovesa Crater Lake is up:
Welcome to the Conroy Lab. We are located in the Departments of Geology and Plant Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Our work is focused on understanding modern hydroclimate variability using stable water isotopologues and reconstructing past climate and environmental change in key regions of the world sensitive to major modes of climate variability.