November 2014 - Preparations underway for the NSF and ICDP funded Lake Junin Deep Drilling Project with Don Rodbell, Pedro Tapia, Joe Stoner, Mark Bush, and David McGee among many others.
August 2014 - Paper featured in the GSA Today and on the cover of the issue entitled The Heavy Metal Contamination of Lake Junin National Reserve, Peru: An Unintended Consequence of the Juxtaposition of Hydroelectricity and Mining.
May 2014 - Paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews entitled Rapid Environmental Change During Dynastic Transitions in Yunnan Province, China.
April 2014 - Robert McDermott successfully defended his undergraduate thesis entitled An 11,000-Year Record of Natural Drought Variability from Rock Lake, Montana Using Lake Sediment Stable Isotope Geochemistry and is pursuing a PhD at Utah State University.
April 2014 - Ashley Albert successfully defended her undergraduate thesis entitled Human History and Ecological Change as Recorded in Lake Sediments from the Spanish Central Pyrenees and is pursuing a masters at Indiana University-Perdue University, Indianapolis.
April 2014 - Justin Coughlin successfully defended his undergraduate thesis entitled An 850 Year Record of Human Activity and Fire Incidents Near Prehistoric Moundville, Alabama and is a pursuing masters at the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. Emily Elliott.
January 2014 - Paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews entitled A 31,000 Year Record of Paleoenvironmental and Lake-Level Change from Harding Lake, Alaska, USA.
January 2014 - Dan Nelson accepts at postdoc with Dr. Ansgar Kahmen at the University of Basel in the Department of Environmental Sciences working in the Botanical Research Group in Scheibenstrasse, Switzerland.
February 2014 - Paper published in Geophysical Research Letters entitled Ocean-Atmosphere Forcing of Centennial Hydroclimate Variability in the Pacific Northwest.
November 2013 - Darren Larsen accepts postdoctoral position at Pitt working on reconstruction P/E balance in the Venezuelan Andes and the western US at Fish Lake UT. He brings with him his own funding to work on the glacial history of the Grand Teton National Park using lake cores from a series of alpine lakes.
August 2013 - Paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled Synchronous Interhemispheric Holocene Climate Trends in the Tropical Andes.
August 2013 - Colin Cooke accepts a position as a Limnologist for the lower Athabasca region for the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in Edmonton, Canada.
July 2013 - Google Earth image dated 7/24/13 shows University of Pittsburgh's coring raft on Rock Lake, Montana.
June 2013 - Dan Nelson completed his PhD with Dr. Julian Sachs at the University of Washington entitled Hydrogen Isotopes in Aquatic Lipids: Field Calibration and Application to Reconstructing Tropical Pacific Paleohydrology.
April 2013 - Paper published in Environmental Science and Technology and featured on the cover entitled Lake Sediments Record Prehistoric Lead Pollution Related to Early Copper Production in North America.
March 2013 - Byron Steinman accepts at tenure track assistant professor position at the Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
March 2013 - Nathan Stansell accepts a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University.
January 2013 - Colin Cooke accepts at postdoc at Pitt working on large-scale pattern of climate change across the tropical Andes and the mechanism behind it.
November 2012 - Kaitlin Clark receives her masters after defending her thesis entitled: A 1,000-Year Oxygen Isotopic Record of South American Hydroclimate from Lake Junin in the Central Andes of Peru.
May 2012 - Paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled 1500-year Quantitative Reconstruction of Precipitation in the Pacific Northwest.
May 2012 Byron Steinman receives an extremely competitive NSF-EAR Postdoc to continue his work with Dr. Michael Mann at Penn State.
March 2012 - Broxton Bird accepts a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Perdue University, Indianapolis.
August 2011 - Byron Steinman accepts a postdoctoral appointment with Dr. Michael Mann in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University to improve our ability to accurately model precipitation changes using modern and paleoclimate datasets.
April 2011 - Paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled A 2300 Year Long Annually Resolved Record of the South American Summer Monsoon from the Peruvian Andes."
April of 2011 - Byron Steinman defended his PhD dissertation entitled Quantitative Drought Reconstruction in the Pacific Northwest from Lake Sediment Records and Predictive Models.
April 2011 - Aubrey Hillman receives her masters after defending her masters dissertation entitled A 2500 Year Lake Sediment Record of Drought and Human Activity from Southwestern China.
January 2011 - Paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled Drought variability in the Pacific Northwest from a 6,000-yr lake sediment record.
April 2010 - Colin Cooke defended his PhD with Dr. Alexander Wolfe at the University of Alberta entitled Reconsidering the preindustrial mercury cycle using lake sediment archives.
May 2009 - Nathan Stansell receives the Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University to work with Dr. Bryan Mark documenting the glacial history of the Peruvian and Venezuelan Andes.
May 2009 - Broxton Bird receives the Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University to work with Dr. Lonnie Thompson produce lake records of climate change from the Tibetan Plateau for comparison with ice cores paleoclimate reconstructions.
June 2009 - Broxton Bird defended his PhD dissertation entitle Millennial- to Interannual-Scale Holocene Climate Change in the Alaskan Arctic and Tropical Andes Inferred from Physical Sedimentology and Geochemical Indicators Preserved in Finely Laminated Alpine Lake Sediment Archives.
April 2009 - Nathan Stansell defended his PhD entitled: Rapid Climate Change in the Tropical Americas During the Late-Glacial Interval and the Holocene.
January 2009 - Brianne Cassidy accepts a position in the Geographer Office of Surface Mining US Department of Interior.
December 2008 - Brianne Cassidy defends her masters entitle A 94-Year Lake Sediment Record of Industrial Pollutants in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.
January 2008 - Barbra Kutchko accepts a position with the Department of Energy NETL facility in Pittsburgh in the Environmental Science Division.
December 2007 - Barbra Kutchko completed her PhD in Environmental Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
June 2006 - Colin Cooke defends his masters entitle: Lake Sediment Archives of Atmospheric Pollution from the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes.
April 2006 - Paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled Solar Modulation of Little Ice Age Climate in the Tropical Andes.
April 2005 - Nathan Stansell successfully defended his masters thesis entitled: Late Glacial Maximum Equilibrium-Line Altitude Reconstructions, Paleo-Temperature Estimates and Deglacial Chronology of the Méridia Andes, Venezuela
Barbara Kutchko defended her masters entitle: Late Holocene Climate Inferred from Varved Sediments in Blue Lake, Brooks Range, Alaska
December 2004 - Dan Nelson defended his masters entitle: Holocene Paleoenvironmental History from Stable Isotopes in Lake Sediment, North-Central Washington State and spent the next year traveling the world.
September 2003 - Paper published in Science entitled Intensive Pre-Incan Metallurgy Recorded by Lake Sediments from the Bolivian Andes. Science.
September 2001 - Mark Abbott starts as an assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh.