Damara Strong


Damara Strong
209A Thaw Hall
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



My research consists of determining how hydrogen isotope values from leaf wax biomarkers reflect rainfall across Mesoamerica. The first part of my study looks at hydrogen isotopes of biomarkers from core tops in lakes spanning western Mexico to Guatemala. I will apply these results to interpret hydrogen isotopes of leaf waxes in lake sediment core studies with 45,000 year records.