The Hydrology Section presented 12 outstanding student paper awards at the 1998 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, last December.
William T. Anderson presented a poster titled “Constraining Recent Environmental Changes Through the Reconstruction of the Stable Isotopic Composition of Precipitation From Central Europe (1931–1995): A Tree Ring Approach.” William received a B.A. in geology from the University of Kansas in 1992, and a M.S. in geology from Syracuse University in 1995. During his M.S. work, he received a traveling fellowship sponsored by the Research Training Group “Paleorecords of Global Changes: Understanding the Dynamics of Ecosystem Response” at the Limnological Research Center of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota. William is presently finishing his Ph.D. dissertation under the direction of Judith McKenzie and Stefano Bernasconi, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The major focus of his thesis research is the application and development of newer continuous-flow stable isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (CF-IRMS) methods to determine the oxygen isotopic composition of organic matter.