Shuning’s 17O leaf water study from Mpala Kenya is now published in EPSL. Congratulations Shuning! This makes a nice contribution to the growing datasets of 17O variation in continental waters.
Emily Beverly has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow. She’ll be working on triple oxygen isotopes in soils and paleosols.
The combination of their PhD theses represents a huge advance in our understanding of triple oxygen isotope distributions in animals, among other things (e.g. South African paleoclimate and pCO2 in the Cretaceous!).
Thesis Title: “Studies of Carbon, Oxygen and Strontium Isotopes in Tooth Enamel: Evaluating Paleoenvironmental Change in South Africa and Expanding the Paleoclimate Tool Kit”
advisor: Naomi Levin
next stop: postdoc at University of Pittsburgh
Thesis Title: “Triple Oxygen Isotopes of Biominerals: A New Proxy for Reconstructing Paleoaridity, Paleoecophysiology and Paleocarbon-Cycling”
advisor: Ben Passey
next stop: postdoc at Rice University
Nice work Sophie and Huanting!
We’re in the process of getting set up at UM after closing shop at JHU in May. Stay tuned for updates as lab group grows and the lab itself becomes operational again.