David E. Hunter was selected by the Committee on Public Affairs (COPA) to receive the Congressional Science Fellowship at its Spring Committee Meeting.
David is currently a U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Global Change Fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His dissertation, under Professor Christopher Charles, has focused on the interannual to interdecadal climate variability in the western Indian Ocean. By measuring oxygen isotopes in Seychelles corals, he created a 150-year, monthly resolution record of climate. This record yielded a history of interaction between the monsoon and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and is providing key insights into the decadal variability in the tropics.