• Congratulations to Dr. Elena Robakiewicz!
    Congratulations to Dr. Elena Robakiewicz who successfully defended her dissertation “Environment and Lake Systems Across Africa: Understanding the Relationship between Environments, Lakes, and Hominins” this summer! Elena is the first student at UConn and the department to complete a dual degree with her Cotutelle between UConn and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany. She begins […]
    Posted on August 23, 2023
  • Lake Tanganyika NSF Biodiversity Grant Awarded to Lisa Park Boush
    As part of a multi-university team, Park Boush is the recent recipient of nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that will track ancient oxygen levels and life within Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa, illuminating how its biodiversity adapted to past climate change. With this knowledge, the team […]
    Posted on April 10, 2023
  • Seeing Climate Change All Around Us
    As part of the Trends, Rhythms and Events in Earth Climate System 2021 Summer School hosted by the University of Potsdam and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Elena explored how climate change is visible in our own quiet corner. Elena used temperature data from Storrs, CT to understand how temperatures have changed since 1888. She […]
    Posted on September 8, 2021