• Great Basin National Park, NV
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • French Pyrenees
  • Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica
  • Kent Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada


Jiaying Wu’s research on late Holocene climate and environmental change in southern Costa Rica was published in The Holocene. Wu, J., Porinchu, D. F., & Horn, S. P. (2017). A chironomid-based reconstruction of late-Holocene climate and environmental change for southern Pacific Costa Rica. The Holocene, 27: 73-84.

Danielle Haskett is the recipient of the 2017 Kerry Kelts Research Award from the Limnogeology Division of the Geological Societyof America.

Stephen Cooper has received funding from the Geological Society of America to support his research on Holocene fire histories and vegetation change in Great Basin National Park in July 2017.

Danielle Haskett has received funding from the Geological Society of America and The Explorer’s Club to support fieldwork in Rocky Mountain Park in July 2017.

Jiaying Wu was awarded the UGA Graduate School’s Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship to support her continuing research on Holocene climate and environmental change in the Highlands of Costa Rica.

Danielle Haskett won the competition for the Best PhD Paper for the Biogeography Specialty Group and the Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

An entry by Porinchu on “Global Climate Change” was published The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology.

Porinchu was recently awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship (2017-18) that he will use to document long-term climate variability in the Himalaya in northern India