RAiN scientists Paul Strobel, Charlotte Miller and Annette Hahn present their newest findings on South African paleoclimates at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly in Vienna.
Nov 2017 - January 2018
Dr. Hayley Cawthra from the University of Port Elizabeth spends 3 months at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (University of Bremen) for analytics, data discussion, project planning and strengthening of bilateral partnerships.
Nov- Dec 2017
Dr. Annette from the University of Port Elizabeth spends 2 fruitfull months with Prof. Andrew Green at the University of Durban. A manuscript in the progress of submission resulted from this DAAD - funded stay.
Michael Wünsch, RAiN PhD student from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, defend his thesis project with the award "summa cum laude". Congratulations!
2 RAiN PhD students, Xueqin Zhao and Nicole Herrmann from the University of Bremen, successfully defend their thesis projects and simultaneously publish their final results in peer-reviewed journals (see "Publications -> peer-reviewed 2017")
6 RAiN scientists (3 German, 3 South African) participate in the 21st Conference of the Southern African Society for Quaternary Research, in Johannesburg (https://sasqua.co.za) presenting results from the RAiN project in poster and oral sessions to the Southern African Quaternary community. New cooperations and ideas were the crops of this fruitfull conference.
A team of RAiN scientists participate in fieldwork at iSimangaliso Wetland Park together with partners from the University of Pietermaritzburg (http://maputalandresearch.co.za) and Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (https://isimangaliso.com) in order to understand the regional climatolgy and environmental setting. Furthermore, ca. 90 fluvial samples were colletced in order to capture the signal from all major rivers draining into the Maputo Bay. The results of this study will facilitate the source to sink signal-pathway approach inherent to RAiN.
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Dr. Hayley Cawthra from the University of Port Elizabeth spends 2 fruitfull months at the University of Bremen for analytics, data discussion, project planning and strengthening of bilateral partnerships. 2 manuscripts in the progress of submission resulted from this DAAD - funded stay.
Kelly Kirsten from the UCT started her research stay at the University of Jena in September. During her stay until February 2016 she will discuss data from Eilandvlei and prepare their publication.
Nadia Du Plesis (PhD student at UCT) visited the Friedrich-Schiller-University to subsample Rondevlei sediments for pollen analyses in her home lab.
The RAiN community submitted the prolongation outline of the research network RAiN (2), containing a research plan for two additional years (07.2017-06.2019).
Nadine Abramowski and Annika Willomeit, two students from the Institute of Geosciences in Jena, conduct three weeks of field work at the Knysna Lab studying recent microfaunas from the Knysna estuary, South Africa.
Impressions an further information form a student perspective can be found:
- on GEOLOG (the official blog of the European Geoscience Union) and
- an onboard blog published at the Center for Marine Tropical Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen (ZMT M102 Blog)