SIPERG attends ISC 2016 – Nina Whitney wins student talk award


The International Sclerochronology Conference 2016 was held in Portland, Maine June 5th-9th. The meeting was organized by members of SIPERG and several faculty from other universities. There were 90+ attendees representing 15 different countries, approximately half of which were students.

Overall, the meeting was a huge success! Many specatular talks and posters presented recent research in wide ranging topics from paleoclimate to bioenergetics to fisheries management and more. Colleagues new and old has ample opportunity to network and share ideas. Excursions included a field trip where participants observed glaciomarine deposits and a fish hatchery as well as a Lobster Bake Dinner on Peak’s Island in Casco Bay. Split, Croatia was chosen as the host for ISC2019.

Congratulations to Nina Whitney for being awarded Best Student Talk for her presentation titled “An annually resolved, shell-derived oxygen isotope record since the late Little Ice Age from the Gulf of Maine: Implications for ocean circulation changes in the western North Atlantic.”