2014-2015 Research-in-Residence Award Recipients:

Cristina Antunes

Cristina will be working with Jason West at Texas A&M University on Groundwater stress indicators in coastal dune forests: from Tropics to Mediterranean

David Brankovits

David will be working with John Hayes at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Carbon cycling in a methane-dependent anchialine cave ecosystem: measuring δ13C signatures of methane, dissolved inorganic and organic carbon

Tyler Huth

Tyler will be working with Naomi Levin at John Hopkins University on Developing a new climate record from soil carbonate C and O isotopes

Clare Kazanski

Clare will be working with Elise Pendall at the University of Wyoming on Using stable isotopes to investigate arbuscular mycorrhizal-induced soil organic matter decomposition under elevated CO2 and differing nitrogen availabilities

Sarah Magozzi

Sarah will be working with Mike Wunder at the University of Colorado, Denver on Estimating uncertainty of modeled global ocean carbon isoscapes for geographic assignments

Paul Szejner

Paul will be working with Gabe Bowen at the University of Utah on Seasonal tree-ring cellulose δ13C and δ18O and patterns of drought in the winter and summer precipitation regimes of Southwestern Ponderosa forests

Iris van der Veen

Iris will be working with Jason West at Texas A&M University on A leaf water isoscape for the Himalayan region

Mariana Villegas

Mariana will be working with Seth Newsome at the University of New Mexico on Movement in the Yungaas Manakin (Chiroxiphia boliviana, Aves, Pipridae) along an Andean elevational gradient: Insights from stable isotopes

Monica Warner

Monica will be working with Jason West at Texas A&M University on Testing Modern Isoscapes using Archaeological Human Enamel from Río Talgua, Honduras

















ITCE News!

New Instructional Video Module on Biogeography and Isotope Fractionation in C3 & C4 plants with Christopher Still! Check out all of the videos at the bottom of the 'Summer Courses' tab!


New Publications - Two new papers by SPATIAL alum Sean Brennan involving salmon migration (here) and using dendritic network models to improve Strontium isoscapes (here)!


New Blog Post - Former SPATIAL student Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel discusses her experience as a SPATIAL student last summer! (Check it out here!)


Awards - Former ITCE post-doc Jennifer Cotton has received an NSF Macrosystems Biology Grant. Congratulations, Jen! (Check out the NEON press release here!)

New Publications - Former SPATIAL student Chabi Djagoun's work on carbon isotope niches in herbivores in a west African savannah is now available in Mammalian Biology - Free download until Nov 7th! (Check it out here)


New Publications - Former SPATIAL student Giovanny Mosquera in two new publications involving high elevation tropical ecosystems (Hydrological Processes and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences)


Awards - Congratulations to Jim Ehleringer for receiving the prestigious Rosenblatt Prize for Excellenc! (Read more here.)


Presentations - Several SPATIAL & IsoCamp instructors and past students represented at the 10th annual (ISOECOL meeting in Tokyo!) last week.

Archived ITCE News


IsoMAP: WebGIS for Isotopes

IsoMAP is a dynamic, online workspace for spatial analysis, modeling and prediction of stable isotope ratio variation in the natural environment. The initial realease of the IsoMAP gateway is now live and supports precipitation isotope ratio modeling. Visit IsoMAP to learn more or to start making isoscapes today!