Outstanding Student Presentation Award Winners


Julia Wilcots, “Relative Dolomite Abundance and Carbonate Chemistry of the Past Two Billion Years”

Alice Chapman, “From Wind to Coral: Assessing the Mechanism Behind the Coral Mn/Ca-based Trade-wind Proxy”

Tyler Scott Winkler, “A 1800-Year Sedimentary Record from a Bahamian Blue Hole Archives Significant Variations in Intense Hurricane Landfall Frequency”

Tyler Kukla, “A hysteresis pattern in Amazon convection during the last deglacial”


Emma Oti

Yi Wang

Pearse Buchanan

Jessie Pearl

Devin Rand


Minda Monteagudo

Elizabeth Patterson

Marissa Vara

Katrina Cantu

Emma Kahle


Maayan Yehudai, (Columbia University in the City of New York) “Changes in Equatorial Atlantic Ocean Thermohaline Circulation Across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition”

Karen Vyverberg, (University of Florida) “New Constraints from the Seychelles on the Timing and Magnitude of Peak Global Mean Sea Level during the Last Interglacial”

Danielle Santiago Ramos, (Princeton University) “Paired measurements of K and Mg isotopes and clay authigenesis in marine sediments”

Jeremy Caves, (Stanford University) “The Neogene de-greening of Central Asia”


Allison Jacobel, (Columbia University in the City of New York) “130 kyr of Dust Fluxes in the Equatorial Pacific: Implications for ITCZ movement and intensity”

Benjamin Hatchett, (University of Nevada Reno) “A Medieval Perspective of Historical California and Nevada Droughts”

Julia Kelson, (University of Washington) “Reconciling Empirical Carbonate Clumped Isotope Calibrations: A Comparison of Calcite Precipitation and Acid Digestion Methods”


Kevin Burke, (University of Wisconsin-Madison) “Improving estimates of regional vegetation: Using pre-settlement vegetation data and variable wind speed to quantify pollen dispersal and source area”

Madelyn Mette, (Iowa State University) “Linking North Atlantic Climate Dynamics with Shell Growth and Geochemistry in Northern Norway”

Rosie Oakes, (Penn State University) “Adding a New Dimension to the Study of Calcareous Plankton Response to Ocean Acidification”