SIPERG’s recent August 2018 visit to Ingøya (Finnmark, Norway) marked an important step towards wrapping up previous projects and planning future ones. Since 2013, members of SIPERG, led by Dr. Alan Wanamaker and many accompanying students and collaborators, have ventured to Ingøya for one very special reason: Arctica islandica. This species of marine bivalve happens … Continue reading Closing a chapter at Ingøya and looking to the future
SIPERG member, Madelyn Mette, recently successfully defended her PhD. Her thesis was titled “Arctica islandica shell growth and geochemical records from northern Norway as North Atlantic marine climate proxies for the last millennium.” Maddie earned a PhD in Geology with a co-major in Environmental Science at Iowa State University under Dr. Alan Wanamaker. She will … Continue reading Congrats to Maddie Mette for earning her PhD!
We have been trying to do some work (shell collecting and lake coring) but the weather has been pretty lousy. Today we cored “isolation basin” in 0-1°C temperatures, steady rain, and strong winds. Mike and Sam managed to get about 1.5 m of lake sediment and maybe reached the marine transition. One of the major … Continue reading SIPERG in the Arctic 2017 (Ingoya, northern Finnmark)
Dr. Rhawn Denniston (Cornell College), Dr. Al Wanamaker, and colleagues recently published new geochemical data from Caribbean corals in the journal, Geology. The records provide insight into El Nino dynamics across the late Miocene. Click here for the NSF Press Release Weiss, T.L., Denniston, R.F., Wanamaker, A.D., Villarini, G., and von der Heydt, A.S., (2017) … Continue reading New publication from SIPERG collaborators
Diana Thatcher has recently sucessfully completed her PhD preliminary exams. This makes her an official “PhD Candidate!” Diana will continue her work studying Portuguese speleothem records as proxies for Holocene Paleoclimate.