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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

 

‘06-’-07

Nadeau, Patricia

PhD

Carn & Waite

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

Rios-Sanchez-Miriam

PhD

Gierke

Email

Web

 

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘07-’08

Kapelanczyk, Lara

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

MTU

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

Blog

Guate

Volcanology

 

 

Maggio, Jarod

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

McKee, Kathleen

PCMI

Waite

Email

 

Blog

Peru

Seismology

 

 

Tubman, Steph

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

Guate

Volcanology/Hazard Mitigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘09-’10

Michels, Alex

PCMI

Smirnov

Email

 

 

Madag

Geophysics

 

 

Ramos, Edrick

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

 

El Sal

Volcanology

 

 

Morales, Anieri

MS

Carn

Email

 

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘10-’11

Barton, Tyler

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

El Sal

Volcanology

 

 

Houston, Jacqueline 

PCMI

Gierke

Email

 

 

Kenya

Hydrogeology

 

 

Olson, Justin 

MS

Rose

Email

 

 

MTU

Hazards and society

 

 

Smith, Daniel 

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

Blog

El Sal

Hydrogeology

 

 

Wellik, John

PCMI

 

Email

Web

Blog

Indo

Volcanology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘11-’12

Hopp, Chet

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

Pan

 

 

 

VanSickle, Jordan

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

Pan

 

 

 

Davis, Lindsay

PCMI

 

Email

 

 

MTU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘12-13

Monica Castro

PCMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Mayer

PCMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Witucki

PCMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Miller

PCMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates

Year finish

Name

Type

Advisor

   Contact  *

 

Study Area

 

Su ‘11

Alonso-Contes, Carla

MS

Gierke

Email

 

 

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

Lineament mapping for groundwater exploration using remotely sensed imagery in a karst terrain: Río Tanamá and  Río de Arecibo basins in the Northern Karst of Puerto Rico

 

Su ‘11

Hegemann, Rob

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

Blog

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

An Investigation of Surface Water/Groundwater Relationships in a Rural Watershed in Southern Honduras

 

Sp ‘11

Brill, Kyle

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

Blog

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

Characterization of Harmonic Tremor at Santiaguito Volcano and Its Implications for Eruption Mechanisms

 

Sp ‘11

Lyons, John

PCMI/PhD

Waite

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

Dynamics and Kinematics of Eruptive Behavior at Fuego Volcano 2005 – 2009

 

Sp ‘11

Silverman, Jesse

PCMI

Rose

Email

 

 

MTU

Hazard Perceptions

 

 

 

The need obliged us: Culture as capacity during the Hurricane Stan emergency response. A case study from Tectitán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

 

Sp ‘11

Fish, Randy

PCMI

Gierke

Email

Web

 

MTU

Hydrogeology

 

 

 

Using Water balance models to approximate the effects of climate change on stream catchment discharge: Mt. Hanang, Tanzania

 

F ‘11

Lechner, Hans

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

 

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

Differential GPS as a monitoring tool on volcano Santa Ana (Illamatapec) and the Coatepeque Caldera, El Salvador

 

F ‘11

Herrick, Julie

PCMI

Rose

Email

Web

Blog

MTU

Volcanology

 

 

 

Recurrent voluminous sector collapses at Volcán, Barú, Panama (abstract)

 

Su ‘10

Erdem, Jemile

PCMI

Waite

Email

Web

 

MTU

Seismology

 

 

 

Modeling Temporal Changes using Coda Wave Interferometry and  
Seismo-Acoustic Observations at Fuego Volcano, Guatemala (abstract)

 

Sp ‘10

Dalton, Marika*

PhD

Rose

Email

Web

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

Understanding Volcanic Processes Using UV Camera Measurements of Sulfur Dioxide and Coincident Infrasound and Seismicity

 

Sp ‘10

Matias, Otoniel

MS

Rose

Email

 

 

 

Volcanology

 

 

 

Volcanologic Map of the 1961-2009 Eruption of Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

08/07

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

 

‘07

Ramos, Edrick

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘07

Alonso, Carla

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘08

Bunce, Karen

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘09

Cruz, Juanita

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘10

Lopez-Ramos, Cristina

Email

University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez undergraduate summer intern

 

‘11

Mercado-Rosario, Daniel

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

 

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

Nic - Nicaragua; Pan - Panama, YVO - Yosemite Volcano Observatory, Madag– Madagascar; Indo - Indonesia