SIPERG would like to give a big congratulations to Dr. Wanamaker’s student, Juan Carlos Romero Gelvez, who successfully defended his master’s thesis in July and has earned his master of science in geology degree. The title of Juan’s thesis is “A 50 kyr Rainfall Record Derived from Colombian Stalagmites: Insights on Intertropical Convergence Zone Dynamics … Continue reading Congratulations Juan, Master of Science!
In January 2019, Dr. Alan Wanamaker and PhD student Diana Thatcher started the new year with field work to Portugal, accompanied by collaborators, Dr. David Gillkin (Union College) and an undergraduate student from Union College, Alaina Chormann. While in Portugal, the group visited a total of five caves in the central and southern parts of … Continue reading SIPERG returns to Portugal
This summer, Dr. Al Wanamaker and MS student Juan Carlos Romero Gelvez visited 2 caves in the eastern Colombian Andes. The caves are in the karstic province of Velez, nearby El Peñon a small village in the Colombian mountains. The purpose of this visit was to retrieve loggers inside and outside the caves, also to … Continue reading Colombia Caving and Climate
In September, PhD student Diana Thatcher along with Gabi Hiatt, an undergraduate student from Cornell College, returned to Portugal to visit a total of three caves in central and southern Portugal. This project (Collaborative research: Bridging the gap from northern Iberia to northwest Africa to reconstruct atmospheric dynamics and hydroclimate for the last 2,500 years) … Continue reading Back to Portugal, thanks NSF
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