Prof. Giovanni Zanchetta (Università di Pisa), 5 March 2014
Prof. Zanchetta is a researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences of the UNiversity of Pisa. His research interests are in the fields of Geochemistry and Vulcanology.
During his visit to the EHI, prof. Zanchetta will present a seminar on ""Timing and progression of the last interglacial over the Apennine: implication for hydrological changes in Central Italy on a long-term scale".
Prof. Giovanni Zanchetta
Dip. Scienze Della Terra, Università di Pisa
Via Santa Maria, 53
Dr. Ailsa Benton (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK), 20 January – 4 February 2014
Dr. Benton’s research focuses on signals of past climates manifested in polar ice cores. She develops and uses a suite of analytical chemistry techniques to resolve chemical properties of ice cores by continuous flow of melt water of ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland. She also uses a combination of techniques including spectrofluorometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and fast ion chromatography to yield chemical profiles as a function of time over sub-annual to multi-millennial timescales.
During her stay with the EHI group, Dr. Benton will perform Levoglucosan analyses and give a seminar on “A regional 300 year chemical and climate record transecting the Antarctic Peninsula”
Dr. Ailsa Benton
British Antarctic Survey
Prof. Antonello Provenzale (CNR Torino, Italy), 10 June 2013
Prof. Provenzale is Research Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, at the National Research Council, Torino. His research focuses on on the effects of climatic and environmental variability on the mountain environment, using data-based approaches, conceptual models and climate change impact models. Most of these activities are part of the “Project of strategic interest” NextData, of the Italian Ministry of University, Education and Research (MIUR), http://www.nextdataproject.it/
During his visit to the EHI group, prof. Provenzale presented a seminar on “Vegetation-atmosphere-climate interaction: from continental summer droughts to the global hydrological cycle”.
Prof. Antonello Provenzale
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Prof. Michel Crucifix (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), 23-24 April 2013
Prof. Crucifix is a research scientist with the National Fund of Scientific Research, and professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. He has been working on climate dynamics and palaeoclimates since 1998, and specialised in modelling the slow dyanimcs of the climate complex system. His main interest is to use data and models jointly to infer information on mechanisms of climate change.
During his visit to the EHI group, prof. Crucifix presented a seminar on “Time-series modelling for paleoclimate data” (seminar organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice).
Prof. Michel Crucifix
Université Catholique de Louvain
Prof. Hubertus Fischer (University of Bern, CH), 23 November 2012
Prof. Fischer’s research focuses on Ice core studies on aerosols, greenhouse gases and stable water isotopes, quaternary changes in climate and the atmosphere, past changes in global biogeochemical cycles, and the development of new high-precision mass spectrometric techniques.
During his visit to the EHI group, prof. Fischer presented a seminar on “An ice core view to changes in the global carbon cycle in the past” (seminar organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice).
Prof. Hubertus Fischer
University of Bern
Dr. Quanlian Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences), 22 November – 1 December 2012
Dr. Quanlian Li is a researcher at the Chinese Academic of Sciences.
During her stay with the EHI group, she collaborated to a research on Tibetan glacier retreat, black carbon, and biomass burning. Her research was partly funded in part by the Chinese Academy of Sciences fellowship for young international scientists.
Dr. Quanlian Li
Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Raymond Bradley (University of Massachussets, US), 7-10 October 2012
Prof. Bradley’s research focuses on climate variability across a wide range of time scales.He is particularly interested in how present day climate differs from climates in the past, and what may have caused climates to change. He is the author or editor of eleven books on climatic change and paleoclimatology, including Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary , and of over 120 articles on these topics.
During his visit to the EHI group, prof. Bradley presented a seminar on “Paleoclimate applications of biomarkers in sediments” and took part in a round table on “Paleoclimate applications of biomarkers in sediments”. These events were organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Prof. Raymond Bradley
Climate System Research Center
University of Massachusetts
Dr. Barbara Stenni (University of Trieste, Italy), 2 October 2012
Dr. Stenni is in charge of the Isotopic Geochemistry Lab at the University of Trieste.
During her visit to the EHI group, she presented a seminar on “Paleotemperature reconstructions from Antarctic ice core records”
Dr. Barbara Stenni
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Dr. Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, US), 16-20 March 2012
Dr. Schmidt’s research focuses on understanding the variability of the climate, both its internal variability and the response to external forcing. In particular, how changes related to varying forcings relate to variations due to intrinsic (unforced) climate variability such as oscillations in the ocean's deep thermohaline circulation that affect ocean heat transports or atmospheric modes of variability like the North Atlantic Oscillation. Dr. Schmidt mainly uses large-scale general circulation models for the atmosphere and ocean to investigate these questions.
During his visit to the EHI group, Dr. Schmidt presented the following seminars:
“ The use of paleorecords in constraining future climate projections”;
“ Communicating climate change issues”.
Both seminars were organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Dr. Gavin Schmidt
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Adjunct Research Scientist at Columbia University
New York, NY
Prof. Paolo Laj (Université Joseph Fourier, France), 11 November 2011
Prof. Laj is Director of the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement of the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble). His research focuses on atmospheric aerosols and the study of atmospheric composition.
During his visit to the EHI group, prof. Laj presented a seminar titled “Why do we need long-term observations of aerosol properties?”. The seminar was organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Prof. Paolo Laj
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement
Université Joseph Fourier
Prof. Marco Cantonati (Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Italy), 16 September 2011
Prof. Cantonati teaches at the Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck and is responsible of the Limnology and Phycology Section at MUSE. His current research focuses on periphyton (benthic algae and cyanobacteria) biodiversity and ecology in special freshwater habitats (springs, mires, high-mountain lakes and streams, infralittoral, extremely-low alkalinity aquatic environments).
During his visit to the EHI group, Prof. Cantonati presented a seminar on “Spring habitats as biodiversity hotspots for pro- and eukaryotic algae”.
Prof. Marco Cantonati
Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali
Prof. Lonnie Thompson (Byrd Polar Research Center, US), 5-7 April 2011
Prof. Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University. His research has propelled the field of ice core paleoclimatology out of the Polar Regions to the highest tropical and subtropical ice fields. He and the OSU team have developed light-weight solarpowered drilling equipment for acquisition of histories from ice fields in the tropical South American Andes, the Himalayas, and on Kilimanjaro.
During his visit to the EHI group, Prof. Thompson presented a seminar on “Climate change: The evidence and our options”. The seminar was organized in collaboration with the Science and Management of Climate Change PhD program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Prof. Lonnie Thompson
Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University