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.“
Come see what we’ve been up to!
Monday Dec 14:
PP14A-01: Spatiotemporal Variability in the Salinity-Oxygen Isotope Relationship of Seawater Across the Tropical Pacific Ocean 16:00-16:15
PP14A-02: Precipitation and Seawater Isotopic Variability from Hawaii to the equator: the 2014-2015 ENSO cycle 16:15-16:30
PP14A-03: Amount Effect, Altitude, and Moisture Source Influences on Precipitation Isotopic Variability in the Galápagos Islands 16:30-16:45
Tuesday Dec 15:
A23M-05: The importance of ENSO Nonlinearities in Tropical Pacific Response to External Forcing 14:40-14:55
PP22A-01: Water Isotope Tracers of Indo-Pacific Atmospheric Circulation: A Modern Take on Past Dynamics 10:20-10:35
A blog post on our recent findings at Genovesa Crater Lake is up:
Our new paper investigating δ15N as an indicator of past seabird activity in the Galápagos is out in Geo:Geography and Environment!
Check out some of our latest work in Baltimore:
REVISITING THE JULES GEOSOL AND GASTROPOD PALEOECOLOGY IN LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM LOESS, WESTERN ILLINOIS
Andy Nash’s research is improving the chronology and interpretation of Illinois paleosol and loess deposits
Melinda Higley presents another piece in the puzzle of tropical Pacific climate variability over the last millennium
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.