Welcome Post-Doc Dr. Maria Garcia to the Department!

As a paleoclimatologist Maria has worked with natural paleorecords such as corals to reconstruct sea surface conditions and paleorainfalls during the mid-Holocene in New Caledonia, inferred from d18O, Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca. And also with d18O-speleothem records to reconstruct the paleoprecipitation during the late Glacial and Holocene periods in northeastern Peruvian Andes. Maria is mostly interested in how the different type of paleorecords can be helpful when used together, to understand the variability of the paleoenvironments, and which may be teleconnections that explain these changes. Currently, Maria is working with ostracods from lakes in the western USA and central Peruvian Andes.