Professor Elise Pendall
Professor of Soil Science, Theme Leader, Soil Biology and Genomics
at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University
Professor Elise Pendall is the Theme Leader for the Soil Biology & Genomics research theme within the Institute. Elise is a leading expert on the responses of biogeochemical cycling to climate change and ecological disturbances. Her research uses stable isotopes to investigate linkages between aboveground and belowground ecosystem components in grasslands, forests and crops.
Dr Christopher Moy
Researcher, Department of Geology, Otago University
Christopher’s research focuses on identifying how large-scale climate modes and key components of the global climate system have changed in the past and how the variability and magnitude of past change compares to modern observations. He has primarily used lake sediment cores from the South American Andes to investigate late Pleistocene and Holocene climate and environmental change. His current research is focused on applying stable isotope geochemistry, scanning XRF technologies, radiocarbon, and modern climate data sets towards investigating past climates and influences on the global carbon cycle. He is currently involved in a number of projects investigating Holocene climate and environmental change and potential impacts on the carbon cycle.
More details on Christopher here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/geology/staff/academic/chris-moy.html#teaching
Dr Peter Holder
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lincoln University
After working for the Ministry for Primary Industries (or variations thereof) as a scientist specializing in invertebrate identification, incursion detection and eradication for 19 years, Peter joined Lincoln University and began investigating the potential for natural abundance biogeochemical fingerprints to identify the source of insects that invade New Zealand, and distinguish incursions that have established in the country from those that have not. He uses a variety of mass spectrometry techniques to measure stable and radiogenic isotope ratios, as well as trace element concentrations as point-of-origin markers. Dr Holder has also worked in virus vector science and sustainable agriculture agroecology.
Dr Shawan Dogramaci
Leader of postgraduate hydrogeology program at Riotinto
Dr Shawan Dogramaci is a Leader of postgraduate hydrogeology program at Riotinto based in Western Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience in research, academia, management, and consultancy in water resources appraisal, hydrogeology and isotope hydrology. His scientific interest lie in the questions concerned with applied hydrogeology using environmental tracers as tools to understand groundwater flow. Shawan is motivated by novel and cost effective tools to better constrain local and regional scale groundwater flow processes for better water management at various Riotinto Iron Ore mine sites in Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Shawan has worked as a supervising hydrogeologist with the Department of Water in Western Australia (1998-2006) overseeing the water and land resources salinisation research and remedial projects. In 2006, he worked as an international consultant for the United Nations (International Atomic Energy Agency) in Vienna overseeing the preparation and publication of the Water Resources Atlas for the African Continent. Since 2008 Shawan has been working in collaboration with University of Western Australia (UWA), Flinders University (NCGRT) on various projects related to mining impact on groundwater and surface water in Pilbara region. Shawan and both teams at UWA and FUAS have been awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) grants to investigate the impact of changing climate as well as dating groundwater in Pilbara region.
Dr Karina Meredith
Research Scientist at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Dr Karina is a senior research scientist within the Environmental Research Theme at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, where she adopts a multidisciplinary approach to provide scientifically validated answers to some of our nation’s most pressing water resource questions.
Specifically, Karina’s research interests lie in the application of various stable, radiogenic and cosmogenic isotopic tracing techniques to investigate the sustainability, quality and hydrochemical evolution of groundwater resources. http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/StaffProfiles/MEREDITH-KARINA
Dr Adam J. Fleisher
Research Chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Adam J. Fleisher is a Research Chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. His research involves the development of new laser techniques for high resolution spectroscopy, trace gas sensing, and time-resolved chemical kinetics. Recently, Adam and colleagues demonstrated the optical measurement of radiocarbon (14C) below a fraction modern of one (F14C < 1) using linear absorption spectroscopy. Adam graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, and was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at JILA (NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA) where he and colleagues developed time-resolved frequency comb spectroscopy.