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Senior Participants

Name

Position

 

Contact *

 

Study Area

 

 

Carn, Simon

Co-Investigator/Faculty

 

Email

Web

 

Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Volcanic Desgassing

 

 

Gierke, John

PI/Faculty

 

Email

Web

 

Hydrology, Engineering, Geophysics

 

 

Paterson (Gross), Essa

Co-PI, Proj. Coord.

Email

Web

Blog

Hydrogeology

 

 

Palma, Jose

Post-doc

 

Email

Web

 

Volcanology, Hazard Mitigation

 

 

Rose, Bill

Co-PI/Faculty

Email

Web

 

Volcanology, Remote Sensing, Hazard Mitigation

 

 

Waite, Greg

Faculty

 

Email

Web

 

Seismology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Name

Position

 

Contact *  

 

Study Area

 

 

Mclean, Ann

Facutly -Forestry/Env Sci

 

Email

Web

 

Remote Sensing

 

 

Vitton, Stan

Faculty - Civ/Env Eng

 

Email

Web

 

Applied geomechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current students

Year enter

Name

Type

Advisor

Contact  *

Loc.

Study Area

 

‘04-’05

Lyons, John

PCMI/PhD

Rose

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘05-’06

Erdem, Jemile

PCMI

Waite

Email

Web

 

MTU

Seismology

 

 

Lechner, Hans

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

El Sal

Volcanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘06-’-07

Brill, Kyle

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

Blog

Guat

Volcanology

 

 

Fish, Randy

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

 

Tanz

Hydrogeology

 

 

Herrick, Julie

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

Silverman, Jesse

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

 

Guat

Slope Stability

 

 

Matias, Otoniel

MS

Rose

Email

 

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

Nadeau, Patricia

PhD

Carn & Waite

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

Rios-Sanchez-Miriam

PhD

Gierke

Email

Web

 

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

Dalton, Marika  *

PhD

Rose

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘07-’08

Hegemann, Rob

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

Blog

Hon

Hydrogeology

 

 

Jenson, Jeremy

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

Blog

Ben

Hydrogeology

 

 

Kapelanczyk, Lara

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

Nic

Volcanology

 

 

Escobar, Rudiger

PhD

Rose

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology/Hazard Mitigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘08-’09

Cobin, Patrice

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

Guate

Volcanology

 

 

Hetland, Brianna

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

Guate

Volcanology

 

 

Maggio, Jarod

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

McKee, Kathleen

PCMI

Waite

Email

 

Blog

Peru

Seismology

 

 

Tubman, Steph

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

Guate

Volcanology/Hazard Mitigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘09-’10

Michels, Alex

PCMI

Smirnov

Email

 

 

MTU

Geophysics

 

 

McMahon, Nicole

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

MTU

 

 

 

Ramos, Edrick

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

MTU

 

 

 

Alonso-Contes, Carla

MS

Gierke

Email

 

 

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

Morales, Anieri

MS

 

Email

 

 

MTU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates

Year finish

Name

Type

Advisor

   Contact  *

 

Study Area

 

F ‘09

Bowman, Luke

MS

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Hazard Mitigation

 

 

 

Use of qualitative data to analyze community perceptions of a non-governmental organization's (NGO) impact on disaster preparedness in Los Planes de La Laguna, Santa Ana volcano, El Salvador (abstract)

 

Su ‘09

Blankenbicker, Adam

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

Detailed Characterization of Small Vulcanian Explosions at Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala through Video Observation and Velocity Analysis

 

Sp ‘09

Fedde, Ingrid *

MS

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology/

hazard mitigation

 

 

 

Application of Probalistic Tools and Expert Elicitation for Hazard Assessment at Volcán de Colima, Mexico

 

Sp ‘09

Knutsen, Karinne

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

La Yeguada Volcanic Complex: An Assessment of the Geologic Hazards using New Ar40/Ar 39 Ages (abstract)

 

Sp ‘09

Engberg, Ellen *

MS

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

SO2 Emissions at Volcán de Colima, 2003-2007

 

F ‘08

Lewis, York

PCMI

Vitton

Email

Web

 

 

Landslides

 

 

 

Geologic Controls for Landsides in the Central American Highlands of Northern El Salvador

 

F ‘08

Colvin, Anna

MS

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

Crater Lake Evolution during Volcanic unrest: Case study of 2005 the Phreatic Eruption at Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

 

 

Su‘08

Durst, Kelly

MS

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Remote Sensing

 

 

 

Erupted Magma Volume Estimates at Santiaguito and Pacaya Volcanoes, Guatemala using Digital Elevation Models

 

Su ‘08

Bruning, Jill

MS

Gierke

Email

Web

 

 

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

A Digital Processing and Data Compilation Approach for using Remotely Sensed Imagery to Identify Geological Lineaments in Hard Rock Terrains: An Application for Groundwater Exploration in Nicaragua

 

Sp ‘08

Paterson (Gross), Essa

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

Blog

 

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

A Manual Pumping Test Method for Characterizing the Productivity of Drilled Wells Equipped with Rope Pumps

 

‘07

Graves, Kate *

MS

Baltens-purger

 

 

 

 

Env. Policy

 

 

 

Risk Perception of Natural Hazards in the Volcanic Regions of Ecuador and Guatemala

 

‘07

VanDam, Armeda *

MS

Bluth

Email

Web

 

 

Surface Water Chem.

 

 

 

Study of arsenic in the Lake Olamega, El Salvador and its impact on human health

Other participants

 

 

 

 

‘05

Caraballo, Yalitza

 

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘06

Ramos, Edrick

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘06

Alonso, Carla

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘06

Bunce, Karen

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘09

Cruz, Juanita

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Student partially funded by NSF PIRE  0530109

 

PCMI  - Peace Corps Master’s International 

 

UPRM -University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

 

Ben - Benin; CVO - Colima Volcano Observatory, Mexico; El Sal - El Salvador; Guat - Guatemala; Hon - Honduras;

Nic - Nicaragua; Pan - Panama; Tanz-Tanzania, YVO - Yosemite Volcano Observatory