SSP Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
The 2011 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Isabelle John for the poster/PICO entitled:
Speleothems from the Balkan Peninsula (Serbia & Montenegro): Late-Quaternary Records of Atmospheric Circulation and Changing Seasonality since the last Interglacial (John, I.; McCoy, W. D.; Markovič, S.; Endlicher, W.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Isabelle John is an Elsa Neumann fellow of the State of Berlin and PhD candidate at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, working with Wilfried Endlicher at the Department of Climatology. For her research she utilizes speleothems to reconstruct past climatic changes based on stable isotope analyses and U-series dating. Isabelle is particularly interested in interglacial climate variability and short-term climate oscillations with a regional focus on the Balkan Peninsula. Supported by a fellowship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) she’s currently a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Department of Geosciences), working under the supervision of Stephen Burns and William McCoy and in collaboration with Larry Edwards and Hai Cheng at the University of Minnesota. The poster presented at EGU General Assembly 2011 shows an isotopic record from a stalagmite sample from the Central Balkan Peninsula that grew during the last interglacial (sensu lato).