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Early Career Scientists Representatives

Early career scientists (ECS) make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is to get in touch with your early career scientists representative, or better yet, volunteering to get involved in your division/programme group.

Division/Programme Group Representatives

Early career scientists representatives are the vital link between the Union and its early career scientists membership. They give a voice to early career researchers in the Earth planetary and space sciences and ensure their needs are met at the Assembly, and throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments, thoughts or ideas for the nest Assembly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them, they’d love to hear from you!

Gholam Ali Hoshyaripour
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)

Gholam Ali Hoshyaripour
ecs-as@egu.eu

Ali is a postdoctoral scientist at Institute of Geophysics, Universität Hamburg, Germany. His research focuses on emission and chemical transport of the aerosols in the atmosphere and their impacts on air quality and climate system. Together with the AS ECS Rep. team, Ali looks forward to hear the ideas, demands and inquiries of AS ECSs in order to reinforce their voice and role within the EGU’s AS division.

Jasper Bloemen
Biogeosciences (BG)

Jasper Bloemen
ecs-bg@egu.eu

Jasper is a post-doc and experimental ecologist, who has a strong interest in understanding forest ecosystem processes under climate change at small to large scale. Together with Rachael Moore and Diana Ochoa, he runs the blog of the biogeosciences division and co-manages the facebook and twitter account. As the representative of the biogeosciences Division, he wants to encourage the participation of ECS in EGU and strongly strengthen the interaction of the Biogeosciences division with other divisions by setting up mutual collaborations and jointly organizing sessions at the General Assembly.

Julie Durcan
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Julie Durcan
ecs-cl@egu.eu

Julie is a Quaternary Scientist with interests in luminescence dating and palaeoenvironmental change. She manages the CL division’s Twitter account (@EGU_Climate), organises ECS events at the General Assembly and is keen to hear from other early career scientists with ideas/feedback as well as those who would like to be involved in the division.

Nanna B. Karlsson
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Nanna B. Karlsson
ecs-cr@egu.eu

Nanna is a glaciologist interested in ice on Earth and other planets. She looks forward to strengthening the EGU’s formal and informal ECS networks.

Jennifer Roelens
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)

Jennifer Roelens
ecs-essi@egu.eu

I’m a PhD student in bio engineering at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. My main research interest is remote sensing, particularly LiDAR, and all its applications. Currently during my PhD, I’m applying this knowledge to extract ditches and their characterises which can be a breakthrough for facilitating hydrological modelling.

Stephanie Zihms
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)

Stephanie Zihms
ecs-emrp@egu.eu

Stephanie is a postdoc in Carbonate Geomechanics but has a multi-disciplinary background ranging from soil science to fluid transport. She hopes to build a strong network of ECS within EMRP to encourage their involvement within division activities and to help build a stronger ECS network across EGU.

Luke Griffiths
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)

Luke Griffiths
ecs-ere@egu.eu

Luke is a PhD student studying the thermal stressing of rock in a geothermal environment. His interests include experimental and modeled rock physics and geomechanics with applications for energy production. Luke is keen to encourage new ways for ECS to communicate and discuss their research. He hopes to do so through the division’s blog and Twitter account – @ERE_EGU – which he co-manages.

Sara Hoffritz
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

Sara Hoffritz
ecs-gmpv@egu.eu

Sara is a economic geologist from Denmark with a background in 3D modelling of ore deposits and experimental volcanology. She incorporates a great variety of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology into her work, which has been performed all over the Globe (Mexico, Greenland, Vanuatu etc.). Sara wishes to improve the visibility of the GMPV group to students around Europe and the networking and sparring opportunities between senior geologists and early career scientists within the group.

Roelof Rietbroek
Geodesy (G)

Roelof Rietbroek
ecs-g@egu.eu

Roelof looks forward hearing the needs and wishes of the early career scientists in the Geodesy Division. As geodesy is a multidisciplinary field, he is particularly interested in finding ways to connect with other divisions.

Adina E. Püsök
Geodynamics (GD)

Adina E. Püsök
ecs-gd@egu.eu

Adina uses numerical simulations to study lithospheric deformation during subduction and continental collision. As ECS Rep for GD, she hopes to build a strong network of young geodynamicists and promote more active participation of ECS within the division, as well as coordinate with other divisions to strengthen the GD ECS experience within EGU.

Emma Shuttleworth
Geomorphology (GM)

Emma Shuttleworth
ecs-gm@egu.eu

Emma’s primary research interest lies in human-landscape interactions, focussing on eroding and restored blanket peatlands. Geomorphology is a diverse subject which is closely aligned to several other disciplines, and Emma is looking forward to strengthening these links, and highlighting the varied work of ECS in the GM division. She also manages the division’s Twitter account (@EGU_GM).

Fabio Tosti
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Fabio Tosti
ecs-gi@egu.eu

Fabio is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, where he focuses on the application of non-destructive testing methods in Civil Engineering. He looks forward to representing as many ECS as possible in the field of geosciences instrumentation and data systems within the EGU and to promoting interesting and fruitful exchanges of knowledge.

Shaun Harrigan
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Shaun Harrigan
ecs-hs@egu.eu

Shaun is a Research Associate in Hydroclimatology at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in the UK focusing on seasonal hydrological forecasting. He manages the HS division’s Twitter account (@EGU_HS) and is on the organising committee of the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS). He is committed to improving early career scientists involvement and experience at EGU.

Raffaele Albano
Natural Hazards (NH)

Raffaele Albano
ecs-nh@egu.eu

Raffaele is a postdoctoral research focusing mainly on flood risk modeling and management. As the Natural Hazard (NH) Division Representative for early career scientists (ECS), his key responsibility is to encourage the involvement, the active participation and connection between ECS and with the NH Division.

Auguste Gires
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)

Auguste Gires
ecs-np@egu.eu

Auguste is a researcher focusing mainly on rainfall variability at all scales, and its impact in urban hydrology. He is keen to be a link between the NP division and the early career scientists within it and hopes to develop the participation of ECS in NP sessions and activities.

Maribel I. García-Ibáñez
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Maribel I. García-Ibáñez
ecs-os@egu.eu

Maribel is a post-doc who studies ocean acidification in the North Atlantic. She hopes to create a small team of ECS of the OS division devoted to improve the visibility of the ECS.

Maike Neuland
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Maike Neuland
ecs-ps@egu.eu

I am a physicist/space scientist. I am currently a PhD at the University of Bern/Switzerland (Physics Institute, Space Research and Planetary Sciences division). In my PhD I worked on in situ laser mass spectrometry for planetary exploration. I will finish the PhD this months and stay in Bern as a PostDoc until November. Then I will start a PostDoc at IRF (Swedish Institute for Space Physics) in Kiruna/Sweden, working on the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, more detailed on the JNA (Jupiter Neutral Atoms) instrument.

I am very happy that we, the PS ECS, are (already) a small active team. We organise workshops, short courses and small contests, not only at the EGU GA, but also at other conferences related to space science (European Planetary Science Congress, for example).

Laura Parisi
Seismology (SM)

Laura Parisi
ecs-sm@egu.eu

Laura is a seismologist with interests in passive-source seismic imaging across scales. She is enthusiastic to give her contribution to the SM Division especially to promote gender equality in Seismology, increase the number of ECSs actively involved in the Division’s initiatives and improve the GA experience for young seismologists.

Taru Sandén
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Taru Sandén
ecs-sss@egu.eu

Taru Lehtinen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department for Soil Health and Plant Nutrition at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES). Taru is one of the founding members of Tea Bag Index (http://decolab.org/tbi/index.html), which is a method to measure decomposition in soils with the help of commercial tea bags. She focuses on TBI studies in mainly agricultural settings, as well as soil functions and nitrogen fertilisation in H2020 projects LANDMARK and FATIMA. Taru holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Iceland, in which she focused on “Characterization of soil aggregation and soil organic matter in European agricultural soils”. She also holds an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland, as well as an MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Jone Peter Reistad
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST)

Jone Peter Reistad
ecs-st@egu.eu

Jone is a space physicist working on how the two polar hemispheres are asymmetrically coupled to space. He wants to increase the awareness of ECS activities within the ST division and encourage participation at the General Assembly, which is an important meeting place for the ECS.

Guilhem Douillet
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Guilhem Douillet
ecs-ssp@egu.eu

Guilhem is a PhD student focusing on deposits of explosive volcanic eruptions and has a broad interest in all aspects of sedimentology. He hopes to develop platforms for an interacting and active SSP community, driven by and centred on early career scientists.

Anne Pluymakers
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Anne Pluymakers
ecs-ts@egu.eu

Anne Pluymakers is a post-doc at Oslo University in Norway. She does experimental work on CO2-water-shale interactions in a multi-scale project in which CO2 storage meets enhanced gas recovery. Together with a small team of enthusiastic ECS she wants to strengthen the Tectonics and Structural Geology scientific community within EGU, and help early career scientists to develop their professional career.

Union Level ECS Representative

While each of the division early career scientists representatives gather feedback from early career scientists in their fields, the Programme Committee representative gathers information from each of the division representatives and takes it to the EGU’s Programme Committee – the group responsible for organising the EGU’s annual General Assembly.

Lena Noack

Lena Noack
ecs@egu.eu

Lena is a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, where she models the interior and surface evolution of Earth-like planets and water-rich bodies. In the past she represented the ECS of the PS division. As ECS representative at Union Level she hopes to strengthen the bond between the ECS and the EGU council as well as the committees. She welcomes any suggestions and feedbacks from ECS within the EGU.