2016-2017 Research-in-Residence Award Recipients:

Madelon Case

Maddy will be working with Todd Dawson at UC Berkeley and John Roden at Southern Oregon University on Tree ring isotopes as records of climate variability and plant responses in African savanna.

Daniel Ervin

Dan will be working with Gabe Bowen at the University of Utah on H and O isotope ratios of human hair samples from recent migrants in Mexico as predictors of current and past locations based on existing water isoscapes.

Tyler Huth

Tyler will be working with Jason Neff at C.U. Boulder on Creating large scale maps of dust source mineralogy, grain size, and zircon chemistry for the western United States.

Amani Mahindawansha

Amani will be working with Jason West at Texas A&M on Modelling the leaf water isoscapes as a functional indicator to evaluate water budgets of rice fields in Southeast Asia.

Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth will be working with Chris Still at Oregon State University on Testing hypotheses about climatic and biotic controls δ18O, δ2H and δ13C in arid tree species using an isotopically enabled forest growth model (3-PG).

Beth Scaffidi

Beth will be working with Kelly Knudson at Arizona State University on Dietary and Residential Shifting and the Environmental Contexts of Violence in the Majes Valley (Arequipa, Peru).

Kerri Smith

Kerri will be working with Jed Sparks at Cornell University on Quantifying intraorganismal isotopic variation in bone tissue.

Yeon Jee Suh

Yeon Jee will be working with Gabe Bowen at the University of Utah on Developing leaf wax isotopes as quantitative paleoclimate proxie.

David Taylor

David will be working with Seth Newsome at the University of New Mexico on Using d18O and dD to parse climate and diet signals captured by d13C and d15N in Great Basin rodents.

Julia Tejada

Julia will be working with Thure Cerling at the University of Utah on Isotopic structure of the mammalian community in Manu National Park, a biodiversity hotspot in western Amazonia (Peru).

Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel

Katie will be working with Seth Newsome at the University of New Mexico on Identifying patterns of the habitats used by EP hawksbill turtles via bulk tissue δ13C and δ15N analysis.

Deming Yang

Deming will be working with Thure Cerling at University of Utah on Seasonal variation of δ13C and δ18O in extant African suid enamel and its implications for fossil suid diets and paleoecology of hominin fossil sites.










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