Adam is on his way to visit the QUEST Team in Mainz!
To start work in the virtual cave and to organize oh so many details around the planned experiments with Denis and Max, as well as to have a good pint of German brew, Adam will be in Mainz this week. Seb joins together with Matthias Magiera, who will do his MSc study with us later this year, all related to the virtual cave. We also look forward planning the end of this year, when Inken and Cinthya are going to visit Waikato for field and lab work.
Together with students, Norbert has presented our work at the Long Night of Science in Berlin & Potsdam. The exhibition “The Climate Time Machine” at the Potsdam Insitute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was together with the modellers group of the PIK who presented a palaeoclimate model (analyzing the impact of a cretaceous meteorite impact and the dinosaurs extinction). The second part of the “Climate Time Machine” was on palaeoclimate archives, including lake sediments and stalagmites. The public interest was amazing. Instead of presenting only numbers and computer graphs, the palaeoclimate was for touching as we were presenting real samples of a stalagmite and lake sediments as well as caving equipment.
High interest at the “Climate Time Machine”.
With several poster and oral presentations the QUEST team has presented its work at the general assembly of the European Geoscience Union in Vienna, April 24–28, 2017.
Sebastian explaining the poster “Quantitative Palaeoenvironments from Speleothems (QUEST): magnetic properties of two New Zealand speleothems” at the EGU conference 2017.
We will present our work at the EGU conference in Vienna:
Monday, 24 April
Tuesday, 25 April
: Quantitative Palaeoenvironments from Speleothems (QUEST): magnetic properties of two New Zealand speleothems17:30-19:00, Hall X5, Poster session CL1.13
- C. Nehme, S. Verheyden, S. F. M. Breitenbach, D. P. Gillikin, A. Verheyden, H. Cheng, L. Edwards, J. Hellstrom, S. R. Noble, A. R. Farrant, D. Sahy, T. Goovaerts, G. Salem, P. Claeys: Climatic variability during the penultimate interglacial (MIS 7) and glacial (MIS 6) periods recorded in a speleothem from Kanaan cave, Lebanon (Central Levant)
- M. Weber, D. Scholz, J. A. Wassenburg, K. P. Jochum, S. Breitenbach: Application of LA-MC-ICP-MS for analysis of Sr isotope ratios in speleothems
Inken Heidke won the “Best Poster Award” of the ANAKON conference in Tübingen (April 3–6, 2017) for her poster “Der Paläo-Vegetation auf der Spur – Analyse von Ligninphenolen in Stalagmiten“. Congratulations!
Inken with her awarded poster.
A new book Caves: Exploring New Zealand’s Subterranean Wilderness will be released in July this year. More information and pre-order available at http://whiopublishing.co.nz/
Our study on the equatorial rain belt displacement by analyzing data from a stalagmite collected in the Yok Balum Cave, Belize, is now published in Scientific Reports.
We have set up a Twitter channel:
The QUEST Team will soon be joined by Ms. Cinthya Nava Fernandez from Mexico. Cinthya received a PhD fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) to study Holocene ENSO variability using speleothems from Australasia and South America.
Cinthya will be based at RUB, supervised by Seb, Adam and Adrian Immenhauser.
We joined for the mid-term meeting at the Speleothem Research Group of University of Mainz at March 7 & 8, 2017. Adam and Beth joined by Skype.