Elli Ronay’s new paper is out in Scientific Reports. In this contribution, we investigate the link between dry season rainfall and the PDO in NE India using trace element variations in a stalagmite from Mawmluh Cave. We find that dry season rainfall is an important driver of trace element variability in this stalagmite record of the last ~60 yrs, and suggest this may be an overlooked influence on stalagmite records from monsoon regions. You can read the Vanderbilt press release here.
Jessica spoke with Michael White, climate science editor for the journal Nature on his podcast Forecast.
Jessica speaks about her recent paper on the 8.2 ka event on the radio program The Academic Minute. You can listen here.
Over the summer, Jessica received an NSF Early Career Development Award to continue work with coastal and Northern California speleothem records of the last deglaciation and the Holocene. You can read the VU press release here.
Jessica is one of eight researchers form Vanderbilt to be named "Inspiring Women in STEM".
Our paper based on Chris Myers' MS research just came out in Geophysical Research letters. You can read the Vanderbilt press release here.
Jessica and colleagues from Vanderbilt and Tennessee State University are initiating a new NSF-funded program aimed at increasing diversity in the geosciences. You can read the press release here. The program, called Earth Horizons, will engage Environmental Science majors from TSU’s College of Agriculture to participate in hands-on and field-based learning experiences and paid research and community internships with several local partners. Please contact Jessica if you want to know more, or check out the Earth Horizon’s webpage!
Our lab's research into the modern cave environment in Tennessee is featured on Vanderbilt News.
Theresa Miller (VU class of 2018) received an award for her poster presentation at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair. Her poster describes collaborative work with Dr. Oster and Dr. Tiffiny Tung (VU Dept. of Anthropology) studying modern precipitation and surface water isotopes in Peru and applying that knowledge to the interpretation of oxygen isotopes in the teeth of ancient humans.
Our study of hydroclimate change at the Last Glacial Maximum has just come out in Nature Geoscience (with associated News and Views article) . You can read the press release and see a video about the research on the Vanderbilt Research page.