2015-2016 Research-in-Residence Award Recipients:

Amanda Bender

Amanda will be working with Brett Tipple at the University of Utah on Testing for differences in leaf wax biosynthetic fractionation under drought conditions

Johanna Cantillo

Johanna will be working with Todd Dawson at the University of California, Berkely, on Canopy Hydraulic redistribution--Water uptake by trees via canopy roots in epiphytic bryophyte mats

Angeline Catena

Angeline will be working with Thure Cerling at the University of Utah on Reconstructing the Middle Miocene Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology of Quebrada Honda

Jaivime Evaristo

Jaivime will be working with Gabe Bowen at the University of Utah on Two water worlds – What controls ecohydrological separation in low latitudes?: A Pantropical Campaign

James Farlin

James will be working with David Noone at Oregon State University on Integrating ground-based measurements of water vapor isotopes with Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer water vapor isotope data to improve understanding of lower atmospheric water vapor transport.

Morgan Furze

Morgan will be working with Elise Pendall at the University of Western Sydney on Dynamics of nonstructural carbon in Eucalypts under global change

Camila Gomez Montes

Camila will be working with Brian Popp at the University of Hawaii on Unveiling seasonal diet shifts of a migratory songbird through δ13C and δ15N fingerprinting of amino acids in feathers, blood and claw

Dulcinea Groff

Dulcinea will be working with David Williams at the University of Wyoming on A New Paleoclimate Proxy- Modern Calibration of Tussac Grass

Elizabeth Hetherington

Elizabeth will be working with Brian Popp at the University of Hawaii on Using stable isotope analysis to evaluate temporal trends in the trophic ecology of North Atlantic leatherback turtles

Rachel King

Rache will be working with Jed Sparks at Cornell University on Examining the effects of global change on boreal forest nitrogen cycling and uptake: a survey using stable isotopes

Arturo Munoz Saravia

Arturo will be working with Seth Newsome at the University of New Mexico on Foraging ecology of a critically endangered anuran in a high Andean Lake of Bolivia

Annie Putman

Annie will be working with David Noone at Oregon State University on Can water isotopes trace the effects of Hadley Cell circulation on mid-latitude drying?

Tiffany Saul

Tiffany will be working with Thure Cerling (U. of Utah), Brett Tipple (U. of Utah/IsoForensics), and Lesley Chesson (IsoForensics) on Investigation of the Effects of Decomposition Upon Isotopic Values of Human Hair

Udya Thapa

Udya will be working with John Roden at Southern Oregon University on Evaluating the potential of tree-ring oxygen isotopes (δ18O) as a proxy for streamflow reconstruction in the Koshi River watershed, eastern Nepal Himalaya
























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!