Cameron Batchelor is a PhD student in the Department of Geoscience studying Quaternary paleoclimate and geochemistry. Cameron earned a B.S. in Geology from Appalachian State University, where she conducted a senior thesis on U-Pb geochronology of Late Devonian rocks from Mongolia. Her PhD research involves studying speleothems from the Cave of Mounds, located in southwestern Wisconsin. She will be conducting high precision U-Th dating to further constrain the glacial history of Wisconsin, including growths and retreats of the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the past ~250 kyr.
Shan Ye is a PhD student in the Department of Geoscience studying paleoclimate. Shan enrolled as a GIS major (2011 - 13) at Penn State University where he worked on a senior project on the cartographic design of complex road network maps. He earned a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences (2015) at University of Michigan where he conducted a senior research project on environmental issues caused by mining and fracking activities in the Michigan Basin. He earned his M.S. in Geosciences (2018) at University of Tulsa with a thesis on the numerical simulation on final geometries of buckling folds embedded in heterogeneous matrices. Shan’s PhD research at Wisconsin involves meta-data compilation and analysis on paleoclimate reconstruction of different periods in geological history (Holocene and Cretaceous). He is also developing cyberinfrastructure that facilitates data management and sharing between geochronology labs. More about Shan Ye can be found on his website: https://yeshancqcq.github.io/
Andrew Jones is a Master's student in the Department of Geoscience studying paleoclimate. Andrew received a B.S. in Geoscience from Boston College in 2015, where he completed a senior thesis under the advisory of Jeremy Shakun. His thesis tested the freshwater routing hypothesis for abrupt climate change by applying isotope geochemistry to foraminifera to construct a paleodischarge record for the Hudson River. Presently, Andrew works in Shaun's Cosmogenic Nuclide Lab on extracting Be-10 from quartz in order to study current alpine glacier extents across the spine of the American Cordilleras in comparison to their variations throughout the Holocene (the last 11,700 years).
Jeremiah Marsicek is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison. Jeremiah earned his B.S. in Physical Geography from UW-Madison in 2008, and his M.S. (2011) and Ph.D. (2016) in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wyoming working with Dr. Bryan Shuman. Jeremiah’s Ph.D. work involved developing statistically-robust paleoclimate reconstructions based on >1600 fossil pollen datasets from Europe and North America to understand how gradual and abrupt changes fit into hemispheric patterns of climate change. During Jeremiah’s M.S. work, he evaluated the drought history using lake sediments on Cape Cod to test the effects on vegetation changes using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), grain size and loss-on-ignition (LOI) analyses, radiocarbon dating, and fossil pollen data. Jeremiah’s postdoctoral research at UW-Madison involves developing detailed reconstructions of regional and global moisture and temperature changes across the world over the last 11,000 years, using the data to better inform existing and ongoing climate modeling efforts to provide quantifiable solutions to ongoing data-model disparities. More about Jeremiah and his current projects, research questions, and publications can be found on his website.
Former Members of Lab
Elizabeth Ceperley (PhD 2019; Visiting Assistant Professor Oberlin College) Geochronologic constraints of the Greenland and Laurentide Ice Sheet
Harmony Liu (PhD 2019) Bridging the Model-data Gap in Paleoclimatology - Data Assimilation and Noise-Removal from Marine Proxies
Claire Vavrus (BS 2018; PhD Student Colorado School of Mines) Holocene glacier retreat in the Beartooth Mountains of south-central Montana
Richard Becker (PhD 2018; Visiting Assistant Professor Boston College) Glacial and Structural Geology of the Sierra Nevada
Aaron Barth (Postdoc 2016-2018; Visiting Assistant Professor Northern Virginia Community College). Glacial History of the Adirondack Mountains
Melissa Reusche (MS 2017; Hess Corporation) Holocene glacial history of the Petermann Glacier in Northwest Greenland Greenland.