Congratulations to Susan, who has accepted a position as a PhD student in the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry at Southern Cross University (Australia) starting in 2021. Susan will be studying carbon cycling in intermittent streams, using an interdisciplinary research approach in soil geochemistry and aquatic geochemistry. Since many perennial streams are predicted to become intermittent due to climate change, this research will help develop better management strategies.
Weiqi received the 2020 AGU Harry Elderfield Student Paper Award in the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Section. The award recognizes an exemplary manuscript by a graduate student working toward their Ph.D. Congratulations, Weiqi!
The NSF INTERN award provides funding for graduate students to complement and expand their academic research training through non-academic internships. This year Maddie will be working in partnership with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) to develop and distribute resources for students about non-academic careers in the geosciences.
Galen gave an excellent presentation of his dissertation titled “Linking hydrologic and biogeochemical cycling across scales: Implications for nutrient and water resource management.” Congratulations, Galen!
Congratulations to Kyle for a great defense of his dissertation, titled “To see a world in a grain of sand: microfossil reconstruction of Holocene climate and coastal change in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.”
Congratulations to Esra for an excellent defense of her dissertation, titled “Bioaerosols: Abundance, Diversity, and Impacts on Marine Systems.”
Congratulations to Christina for an excellent defense of her dissertation, titled “A multi-tracer approach to constraining hydrological and biogeochemical processes in aquatic environments of central California.”
Galen will begin a post-doc position in the Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory of Laurel Larsen at UC Berkeley in January 2021. He will be working on a data synthesis project modeling watershed storage characteristics using a recently compiled dataset of long-term streamflow and solute fluxes. Congratulations, Galen!
After finishing her PhD in June, Christina will continue working with the Paytan Lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Her postdoc research will use long-term stable isotope datasets to examine different temporal and spatial dimensions of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay in central California. This position is supported by California Sea Grant and the Delta Stewardship Council. Congratulations, Christina!