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.


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.