2011 LDEO Interns

 

2011 LDEO Summer Interns

 

    Aleq Abdullah - Barnard College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Brian Mailloux and Dr. Gregory O'Mullan 

Tracing the Carbon Sources for Arsenic-Producing Bacteria in Bangladesh – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Alexander Adler - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Mark Anders and John Templeton

Structural and Thermochronological Analysis of the Tule Springs Detachment – Abstract and Slide

 

 

   Siobhan M. Campbell - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Goran Ekstrom and Ashley Shuler 

Digitization of an Earthquake Swarm: Fernandina Caldera Collapse – Abstract and Slide

 

 

   Abigail Caparros-Janto - Barnard College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Paul Olsen and Dr. Dallas Abbott

Incongruous Materials in a High Magnetic Susceptibility Layer from the Gulf of Carpentaria - Abstract and  Slide

 

 

   Julia G. Cluceru - University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Abel Guihou

Piecing Together Ocean Circulation Changes: How the AMOC Changed from MIS6 to MIS5e – Abstract and  Slide

 

 

    Cailin C. Dieck - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Heather Savage

Exploring ‘Slow Earthquakes’ in Laboratory Experiments – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Sarah Gilly - Barnard College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch

Habitat Based Bird Monitoring in Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, NY: Long-Term Trends and Seasonal Inventories – Abstract and Slide

 

 

     Irene Jacqz - Columbia Engineering, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Benjamin Orlove and Dr. Simon Mason

Betting on Rainfall: Finding Skill, Hedging, and Bias Within Seasonal Climate Forecasts in Sub-Saharan Africa – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Christine Liu - Columbia Engineering, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Pratigya Polissar

Can We Analyze the Organic Molecules Extracted from Lake Sediments to Decipher Past Climate Patterns in Order to Understand Future Climate Changes? A Case Study of Lago Junin, Peru – Abstract and Slide

 

 

  Natalia T. Martinez - Columbia College, NSF REU Sites Program 


Mentor(s) - Prof. Andrew Juhl and Dr. Gregory O'Mullan 

A Swimmable Hudson River? Persistence of Sewage Indicator Bacteria in Hudson Sediments – Abstract and Slide 

 

 

    Benjamin L. Mayersohn - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Yochanan Kushnir

What are the Meteorological Causes of Extreme Floods in the Northeast? – Abstract and Slide

 

 

   Rebecca H. Miller - Yale University, NSF Ocean Sciences Program 


Mentor(s) - Prof. Joaquim Goes and Dr. Helga Gomes

Recognizing Green Noctiluca miliaris Blooms in the Arabian Sea Using NASA Satellite Images – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Leah I. Moelling - University of Utah, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Jerry McManus and Dr. Zohra Mokeddem

New Evidence of Millennial-Scale Climate Variability During the Peak Warm Interval of Marine Isotope State (MIS) 9 – Abstract and  Slide

 

    Kyle M. Monahan - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NSF Ocean Sciences Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Baerbel Hoenisch and Dr. Dallas Abbott

Transport Mechanisms of Tropical Foraminifera in the Hudson River Estuary System – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Emily A. Motz - SUNY Maritime College, NSF Ocean Sciences, Schlosser Grant


Mentor(s) - Prof. William Smethie Jr.Prof. Peter Schlosser, and Ronnie Friedrich

Freshwater Variability in the Artic: Tracing Freshwater Sources and Quantities – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Todd A. Nelson - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Steven Chillrud, Prof. Timothy Kenna, Prof. Beizhan Yan, and Prof. Suzanne Carbotte

New Jersey Wastewater Infrastructure, Industrial Development, and New York Harbor Geochemistry: Early and Mid 20th Century – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Joshua (Nate) N. O'Flaherty - University of Louisville, NSF  Earth  Science Program


 Mentor(s) - Prof. Mikhail Kogan

 The Bering Plate from Elastic Block Modeling of GPS Data – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Benjamin J. Purinton - Wesleyan University, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Gisela Winckler and Dr. David McGee

North African Response to Climate Change Over the Past 20ka: Comparing Methods of Grain-Size Analysis at Continental Margins – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Laura E. Rodriguez - Rice University, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Mark Anders and  Dr. Dallas Abbott

Distal Impact Ejecta from the Gulf of Carpenteria: Have We Found Cometary Fragments as Part of the Ejecta Suite? – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Rachel E. Sheppard - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Heather Savage and Prof. Pratigya Polissar

How Hot do Faults Get When They Slip During an Earthquake, and Does the Thermal Maturity of Organic Material in the Surrounding Rocks Record this Temperature? – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Irene Shulman - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Sean Smukler and Dr. Clare Sullivan

Understory Plant Diversity Changes in Sauri, Kenya from 2006 to 2011 – Abstract and Slide 

 

 

    Louis C. Smith - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program with Ocean Science Support


Mentor(s) - Prof. Benjamin Bostick

Iron Sources for Marine Phytoplankton Growth – Abstract and Slide

  

 

    David M. Solomon - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) -Albert Boulanger, Dr. David Waltz, and Dr. Roger Anderson

Forecasting Energy Demand in Large Commercial Buildings – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Emily A. Sorensen - Barnard College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Jonathan Hickman, Dr. Sean Smukler, and Dr. Clare Sullivan

From the Field to the Community: Estimating N Gas Emissions on a Village Scale – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Divya S. Subramanian - Barnard College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Slywia Trzaska and Dr. Susana Adamo

Recent Patterns of Meningococcal Meningitis Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Scott Tarlow - Wheaton College, NSF Ocean Sciences Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Christopher Zappa

Investigating Cooling Rates of a Controlled Lava Flow Using Infrared Imaging and Two Heat Diffusion Models – Abstract and Slide 

 

 

    Ariel Tarrell - Marquette University, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Joaquim Goes and Dr. Helga Gomes

How Does Interannual Sea Ice Variability Affect Phytoplankton Communities in the Eastern Bering Sea? – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Richard S. Taylor - North Carolina State University, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Peter deMenocal and Dr. Jessica Tierney

Using Leaf Waxes to Establish Climate Trends in the Horns of Africa – Abstract and Slide 

 

 

    Thomas J. Timbenake - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Dr. Slywia Trzaska and Dr. Susana Adamo

Mapping Human Migration and Meningitis in Niger – Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Sebastian M. Vivancos - Columbia College, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Beizhan Yan

Optical Characterization of the End-Member Mixtures Found in Urban indoor Air - Abstract and Slide

 

 

    Ellen M. Ward - Columbia College, NSF REU Sites Program


Mentor(s) - Prof. Ajit Subramanian

What Happened to All of the Oil? Chasing Oxygen Anomalies in the Gulf of Mexico – Abstract and Slide 

 

 

    Rebecca L. Winter - Columbia Engineering, Earth Intern Program


Mentor(s) - Albert Boulanger, Dr. David Waltz, and Dr. Roger Anderson

Using Machine Learning to Forecast Energy Usage - Abstract and Slide