Chris received a BA with Honors in Geology from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004, and he has since had several years of experience with mass spectrometry in the environmental industry. He is very eager to use the combination of his interests and experience to further our understanding of the Earth's climatic history through geochemistry and paleoclimate research. Chris plans to work with Dr. Kathleen Johnson to use speleothems from Laos for trace element analysis across the timeframe of the last deglaciation (approx. 30,000 years ago to the present). This work will attempt to reconstruct recent climate changes and advance knowledge of trace elements in speleothems as climate proxies.
2014 (Fall) Jenkins Fellowship
Saturday, November 1, 2014