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Network coordination and support

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) is composed of PhD students and postdocs with a wide range of expertise and skill sets in the paleosciences. Primary tasks of the SC include facilitation and coordination of the PAGES ECN activities, management of our email account and other communications, and production of monthly newsletters. The SC establishes and maintains broad visioning for the activities and growth of the ECN. The Steering Committee is the primary source of contact between the ECN and PAGES IPO, SSC, and other ECR networks.  

*For general inquiries, please email to contact the group, instead of contacting ECN Steering Committee members individually.*

Stella Alexandroff
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Paleoceanography, Sclerochronology
Patrick Cho
University of Notre Dame, USA
Paleoclimatology, African Hydroclimate, Indian Ocean Dynamics, Historical Records
Georgy Falster
The Australian National University, Australia
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology
Olga Gildeeva
Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
Micropaleontology, Paleoecology
Ignacio Jara
CEAZA Scientific Centre, Chile
Paleoclimatology, Palynology
Madelyn Mette
US Geological Survey, USA
Paleoceanography, Sclerochronology
Juliana Nogueira
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology
Christine Omuombo
The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
Quaternary Geology, Geochemistry
Jessie Pearl
The Nature Conservancy, USA
Dendrochronology, Geomorphology
Lena Thöle
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Quaternary Geology, Paleoceanography
Tamara Trofimova
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway
Sclerochronology, Paleoceanography

Past Steering Committee members

Xavier Benito (2017-2020)
Alicja Bonk (2017-2021)
Vachel Carter (2017-2019)
Manuel Chevalier (2017-2018)
Andrea Kay (2017-2018)
Alexander Koch (2017-2019)
S. Yoshi Maezumi (2017-2018)
Nick Schafstall (2017-2021)
Caroline Quanbeck (2018-2019)


Regional Representatives

Regional Representatives are selected ECN members supporting PAGES ECN by coordinating activities on a local or regional scale and by dissemination information between the Steering Committee and the ECRs in their region.

Below, you will find a list of our RRs. If you want to share information about events in your region or have any questions, please contact your local RR.

If you are interested in becoming an RR yourself, in a region not featured below, please email the Steering Committee:

Regional Representatives are selected based on need and an application assessed by the Steering Committee and other RRs within the region applied for.

Research field
Ayansina Ayanlade
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Applied climatology, climate change studies, application of Remote Sensing and GIS to land-atmospheric interactions
Burkina Faso & Côte d'Ivoire
Narcisse Gahi
Université Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and International Water and Sanitation Center Burkina Office, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Climate resilience and services, water security, disaster risk reduction, human security
Christine Omuombo
The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi,Kenya
Biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, East Africa, Late Holocene
Nezha Mejjad
Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
Biogeochemical processes, climate dynamics, ecosystem processes, human impacts & interactions, ocean dynamics
South Africa
Vincent Hare
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Paleoclimatology, paleoecology, modeling, isotopes, chronology, carbon cycle, biogeochemistry, Quaternary climate
Robyn Granger
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Paleoceanography, isotopes, biogeochemistry, micropalaeontology, Quaternary, foraminifera, biomarkers
North America
Jennifer Adams
University of Waterloo, Canada (currently on maternity leave until late 2021)
Aquatic ecology, paleoecology, lake sediments, diatoms 
François Lapointe
University of Massachussets, Amherst, USA
Sedimentology, stratigraphy, lacustrine varve, climate change
Onema Adojoh
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA
Paleoenvironmental change, paleovegetation, coastal sedimentology, sea-level change and micropaleontology
Tobias Schneider
Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts, USA
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, lake sediments, hyperspectral imaging, biochemistry
David Harning
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Glacier history, lipid biogeochemistry, tephrochronology
Alba Mazza
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Archaeology, human-landscape interactions, coastal landscape
Sandra Brugger
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, USA
Climate dynamics, climate variability, ecosystem processes, fire, forests, ice dynamics, monsoon
Central & South America
Ignacio Jara
CEAZA Scientific Centre
Paleoecology, paleolimnology
Fernanda Charqueño Celis
CENAC, Bariloche
Paleoecology, paleolimnology
Victor Merino
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Paleoclimate, paleolimnology, statistical analysis, paleoecology, neoglacial
Paula Gabriela Echeverría-Galindo
Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Biogeochemical processes, climate dynamics, ecosystem processes, human impacts & interactions, monsoon
Montserrat Amezcua
Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM
Paleolimnology, bioindicators, anthropogenic impact, late Holocene, climate change
Diana Ochoa
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Tropical palynology, biostratigraphy, micropaleontology
E/SE/S Asia
Deepak Kumar Jha
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
Paleoclimatology, paleovegetation, geoarchaeology, Quaternary geology
Arjun Rao
Central University of Karnataka, India
Field archaeology
Hung Nguyen
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Paleohydrology, water resource management, stochastic analysis, ENSO
Wengang Kang
Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Paleolimnology, paleoclimate, paleoecology, diatoms
Lydia Mackenzie
School of Earth Science, Zhejiang University, China
Paleoecology, Biogeography, Palynology, Fire Ecology, Global Change
Georgina Falster
The Australian National University, Australia
Paleoclimate, paleolimnology, stable isotopes, clumped isotopes, sedimentology
New Zealand
Shaun Eaves
Victoria University, NZ
Quaternary climate, glacial geology, geochronology
Middle East
Daniel Killam
University of Haifa, Israel
Sclerochronology, biogeochemistry, bivalves, stable isotopes, trace metals
Sara Saeedi
University of Regensburg, Germany
Ecology and nature conservation, biology
Deirdre Ryan
MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Quaternary coastal geomorphology, palaeo sea levels, palaeoclimate, sedimentology, amino acid racemization
Carole Adolf
University of Oxford, UK
Paleoecology, large-scale proxy calibrations, fire and vegetation history
April Dalton
Durham University, UK
Paleoclimate, ice-sheet reconstructions, paleoecology, Quaternary
Henrieka Detlef
Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University
Paleoclimatology, sea-ice reconstructions, sea ice-ocean interactions, foraminifera, biomarker
Sentia Goursaud
Laboratoire des Sciences et du Climat, CEA, Gif sur Yvette, France
Climate modeling, ice-core records, and stable isotope geochemistry
Aritina Haliuc
University of Bucharest, Romania
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, sedimentology

ECN Working Group Liaisons

Working Groups (WG) are the backbone of PAGES. ECN liaisons provide a link between the activities and research of WGs for PAGES ECRs. ECN WG Liaisons can be contacted by ECRs who are interested in joining a PAGES WG (or want more information about the working group). WG Liaisons are appointed by each WG to facilitate communication between the WG and the ECN.

WG Liaisons responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Serve as a point of contact for the ECR members of PAGES who are interested in becoming involved in the WG.
2. Communicate important WG news relevant to PAGES ECN members (meetings, workshops, involvement opportunities) to the Steering Group or directly to the ECN mailing list.
3. When opportunities arise, initiate scientific output utilizing the ECN and its members (e.g., collaborative research projects, review articles, PAGES magazine highlights, community research perspectives, etc).
4. Advocate for the inclusion of early-career researchers when WGs are seeking additional participants.

Schematic representation of the structure and position of the ECN and WG liaisons within the PAGES ecosystem.


Schematic representation of the structure and position of the ECN and WG liaisons within the PAGES ecosystem.

Each PAGES working group has one ECN liaison. Below is the list of ECN working group liaisons.

Working group  Liaison name  Email
 2k Network
 Oliver Bothe
 Mimmi Oksman
 Sakonvan (Moo) Chawchai
 Jurek Müller
 Jerome Blewett
 Chantal Camenisch
 Molly Patterson
 Cristian Proistosescu
 Estelle Razanatsoa
 Juan Carlos Peña
 Human Traces
 Madeleine Moyle
 Esther Githumbi
 Marie-Eve Monchamp
 Jacqueline Austermann
 PEOPLE 3000
 Erick Nolan Robinson
 Caroline Quanbeck
 Franziska Lechleitner
 Brian Zambri