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Sverre Liv LeRoy, Graduate Student, Department of Environmental Earth System Science

I am interested in how holocene climate varied in the Southern Hemisphere's mid- to high-latitudes.  I use sediment cores from fjords and lakes in Patagonia to reconstruct precipitation, temperature, and wind variability.


Kate E. Lowry, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Kate Lowry is a PhD candidate in the Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory at
Stanford University and is advised by Professor Kevin R. Arrigo. Kate's research focuses on the
influence of climate change on phytoplankton bloom dynamics in polar
marine ecosystems. Her methods include oceanographic fieldwork and
satellite remote sensing. Kate has participated in seven polar
expeditions in the Arctic (Chukchi Sea) and Antarctic (Amundsen Sea,
Ross Sea, and Western Antarctic Peninsula) aboard research icebreakers
USCGC Healy and RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer.


Mandy McLean, Graduate Student, Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Graduate student in Steven Gorelick’s Hydrogeology and Water
Resources lab group