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Dr Christina Riesselman awarded Women in Science fellowship

Posted in Reflections On Science on September 9th, 2015.
2015 Fellow Christina Riesselman is studying past and future climates, credit: Scott Needham

2015 Fellow Christina Riesselman is studying past and future climates, credit: L’Oréal

Dr Christina Riesselman, a geologist at the University of Otago — and Science Media SAVVY participant — has been awarded the New Zealand L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship.

Dr Riesselman was officially awarded the fellowship at a ceremony in Sydney last night. The Australia & New Zealand Fellowship programme comprises four $25,000 awards, three for Australian scientists and one dedicated to a New Zealander.

Read more on the about the 2015 fellows on the L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science site.

Christina will use her L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship to study more recent sediment cores that carry East Antarctica’s climate record of the past 11,000 years. This is a period of rapid climate change as the Earth came out of the last ice age and sea levels rose to their modern levels.

National coverage of the announcement includes:

New Zealand Herald: Dr Christina Riesselman wins $25,000 fellowship
RadioLIVE: Kiwi geologist wins $25,000 fellowship
Otago Daily Times: ‘Complicated path’ to women in science grant

 

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