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DRI at AGU 2018

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Fifty-five faculty and graduate student researchers are representing DRI on papers and posters at the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington DC on December 10th-14th. This annual conference brings together some 25,000 researchers in the earth and space sciences from around the world. Browse this list of all speakers and first authors from DRI.

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Q & A with AGU Presenter Christine Albano

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Christine Albano squareGraduate student Christine Albano is one of 55 scientists representing DRI at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington DC this December. She has worked at DRI as a graduate research assistant since 2016 and is pursuing her Ph.D. in hydrology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about Christine's work in this Q&A.

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Meet Henry Sun, Ph.D.

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Sun1 squareHenry Sun, Ph.D., is an associate research professor of microbiology with the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas. Henry specializes in the study of microscopic organisms that live in extreme environments, often using specimens from here on earth to learn about possibilities for life on Mars. He is originally from China, and has a bachelor's degree in botany...

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Meet Nina Oakley, Ph.D.

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Oakley squareNina Oakley, Ph. D., is an assistant research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV, and a regional climatologist with the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC). Nina specializes in the study of atmospheric conditions that lead to extreme landscape events such as debris flows, landslides, flooding, and avalanches. She is originally from California...

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Meet Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D.

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vic etyemezian small2Learn about the work of Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., a research professor in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Vic specializes in the study of dust emissions, including dust that occurs along roadways, volcanic ash, and landscape dus t. Vic holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s degree in environmental engineering...

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Meet Brittany Kruger, Ph.D.

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Kruger 011718 squareLearn about Brittany Kruger, Ph.D., a staff research scientist in geobiology with the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in the study of microbes that live in deep underground environments, such as those found inside of deep mines. Brittany is a Minnesota native, and holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. 

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Meet Graduate Researcher Walker Weir

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Weir 1Introducing Walker Blackburn Weir, a master's degree student in hydrogeology. At DRI, Weir is working with on a research project with Dr. Mark Hausner and Dr. Eric McDonald to study the influence of soil properties and environmental conditions on the detection of subsurface land mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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