This is the new team for the 6th S4. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
PhD student, The University of Arizona
My research work aims to understand past Indian Monsoon strength, seasonality, and variability across the Pleistocene (past ∼400 kyrs) using these stalagmite measurements and to address how tropical hydroclimate responds to external forcings (ex. GHGs) and internal climate variability (ex. ENSO). I use the stable isotope (δ18O and δ13C) coupled with the clumped isotopes (Δ47 and Δ48) techniques in the stalagmites and climate modeling simulations to understand the sub-decadal-scale dynamics
PhD studen,The University of New Mexico
I am interested in paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions using cave concretions. Currently, my research investigates the global paleo sea-level for different time intervals, with a focus on marine isotope stages (MIS) corresponding to interglacial periods, which represent valid analogs for future sea-rise. Working with phreatic overgrowths on pre-existing speleothems (POS), I assess the relative sea level of regions in the Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Caribbean Sea.
Liege University (PhD student), Royal Museum for Central Africa - RMCA (Scientist Geologist)
My doctoral research at Liege University is centered on employing multidisciplinary approaches to study limestones Fm in the Karst region in the Northwest part of Tunisia. Concurrently, my work at RMCA involves studying the karst system in Kongo Central. This encompasses paleoclimate reconstruction, biocorrosion, and cave monitoring, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of the geological and environmental dynamics in the region.
PhD student, The University of Innsbruck
• Understanding the processes that lead to subglacial speleothem formation.
• Expanding paleoclimate records during glacials using subglacial speleothems.
• Cave monitoring: how dripstone caves respond to global warming.
Research Assistant, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
My work attempts to harness the secrets held in speleothems and lake sediments, employing isotopes and trace elements to piece together climate patterns from critical periods like the MIS5 and 3, as well as the Last Termination. Additionally, I have a keen interest in exploring the 'downstream' effects of climate on human dispersal and migration
PhD student, University of Bergen
I am a PhD student in the research group FluidMICS at the University of Bergen. I use fluid inclusion micro thermometry in speleothem to reconstruct paleoclimate. Currently, I’m working on speleothems from Borneo to reconstruct tropical West Pacific land temperature change over glacial terminations in the late Quaternary.
Lecturer, University of Tobruk
I am a lecturer at the University of Tobruk, a founding member of the Libyan National Speleology organization, and the Libyan delegate to the International Union of Speleology. Currently, I am leading a detailed study on Libyan caves in cooperation with the University of Jiatong X'ian from China and North Umbria from the UK. I am also a national expert in the MIKAS project, one of the joint projects between IAH and the UN Karst community. My areas of interest are Remote Sensing, Karstology, Hydrogeology, Speleology, Paleoclimate and Speleothem science
PhD candidate researcher, Complutense University of Madrid
My research focuses on using caves and lakes in the Iberian Peninsula as essential tools in climate modeling to understand changes in the climate. By analyzing speleothems and climate data, I create models that predict how these systems react to changes in the environment. These models incorporate paleoclimatic data, like stable isotopes, to study how caves and lakes have evolved under different climate conditions, helping us understand the climate's evolution.
PhD student, Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur
I am working on Paleoclimatology, concentrating on the continental archives preserved in the cave deposits mainly from the central and north eastern Indian region. My main aim is to generate some high-resolution paleoclimate data from cave deposits of the Indian subcontinent and try to understand the paleo-monsoonal changes that happened in the Indian sub-continent throughout the Holocene time (~ 11000 years from the present). In this context, I want to build an integrated climate model that can use all these paleoclimatic data and predict climatic changes in the near future.
PhD student, University of Houston
Currently, my work is focused on developing new methods/proxies to interpret Speleothems. Despite, my research interests are fairly broad to reconstruct paleoclimate using various geological archives and comparing them across continents.
Postdoctoral research fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Busan
I am a geochemist working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Busan. My research primarily focuses on understanding the infiltration process at the karst system and how that influences the large-scale climatic signals during speleothem formation. I frequently rely on trace-elemental and isotopic signatures of cave carbonate and drip water samples to address some of these questions.
National Taiwan University & RCEC Academia Sinica
Paleoclimatic reconstruction using various geochemical methods on speleothems from Indo-China, focusing on various factors that control decadal-millennial-scale variability in past climates.