Yves Balkanski | Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (CNRS-LSCE)

Jim Beget | University of Alaska Fairbanks

1.  Loess stratigraphy, geochronology, and climate history, especially in Alaska and the Arctic

2.  Other interests include volcanology and natural hazards

Art Bettis | University of Iowa

1.  Sedimentology and geochemistry of wind-blown sediments

2.  Loess provenance indicators

3.  North American loess stratigraphy

4.  Linkages among paleoenvironments, landscape processes and dust (source to sink)

Joanna Bullard | Loughborough University

1.  Aeolian geomorphology: erosion and deposition of sediment through the interaction of wind fields and landforms

2.  Simpson-Strzelecki Desert, the Atacama Desert, and West Greenland

Peter Croot | IFM-GEOMAR

1.  Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemical Cycles and the role of atmospheric aerosols (dust/volcanoes)

QWGD Scientists

Adam Durant | University of Bristol / Michigan Tech

Hubertus Fischer | University of Bremen

1.  Quaternary changes in climate and the atmosphere
2.  Ice core studies on aerosol, greenhouse gases and stable water isotopes
3.  Development of new high-precision mass spectrometric techniques for greenhouse gases in ice cores

Hezi Gildor | Bern University

1.  Climate dynamics,  paleoclimate

2.  Submesoscale processes in the ocean

3.  Interactions between biota and climate

Sandy Harrison | University of Bristol

1.  The role of the land-surface, terrestrial biosphere and hydrological processes on modulating regional climate changes in the past and the future

Paul Hesse | Macquarie University

1.  Records of Quaternary climate change detected in deep-sea sediments and in continental arid environments

2.  Impacts of aeolian dust on the oceans and carbon cycle

3.  Response of atmospheric circulation patterns to the glacial cycles

Doug Mackie | University of Otago

Barbara Maher | Lancaster University

1.  Environmental magnetism

2.  Quaternary palaeoclimate records from terrestrial and marine sediment sequences

Jean-Robert Petit | French National Scientific Research Centre

1.  Study of the aeolian dust record from Antarctic ice cores

Ros Rickaby | University of Oxford

1.  Understanding of past changes in climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide (pCO2) on a variety of timescales

2.  Concentration of trace elements (e.g. Sr, Cd, Ba and Zn) in marine biogenic calcites as tools to probe past ocean conditions and related climate change

Helen Roberts | The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

1.  Development and application of luminescence geochronology, with particular interest in determining rates of geomorphic change

2.  Study of terrestrial deposits of wind blown dust (loess) and determination of changes in dust deposition rates

Youbin Sun | Chinese Academy of Sciences

1.  Aeolian deposits preserved in land, lake and ocean for understanding paleoenvironment evolution in East Asia during the late Cenozoic and its dynamical links to the growth of Tibetan Plateau, changes in solar insolation and global ice volume

2.  Generation of proxy indicators (sedimentology, elemental and isotope indices) to trace the provenances of Asian dust, reconstruct East Asian monsoon variation at different timescales, and address the links of East Asian monsoon evolution to global climate change

Matt Watson | University of Bristol

1.  Remote sensing of volcanic emissions

2.  Climate modulation by large-scale volcanic gas/aerosol injection

1.  Sensitivity of direct radiative forcing to dust particle characteristics

2.  Response of climate to dust direct radiative forcing at the Last Glacial Maximum

3.  Sedimentology of volcanic fallout

4.  Heterogeneous ice nucleation in clouds