Claire is currently developing a proxy for rainfall over the last 40,000 years, using stalagmites, from caves in Sulawesi Indonesia. This proxy tells us how the Indo-Australian monsoon has changed over this time, and allows us to look at connections between our region, and the rest of the climate system.
“The Paterson Scholarship enabled me to travel to NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. The skills I learnt at NASA gave me the confidence to set up collaborations with other internationally renowned researchers and helped me improve the quality of my research. My career has surged ahead.”