News

2020

October 27. Speaking with Princeton for their virtual seminar (EGGS) about African hydroclimate and leaf wax biomarkers.

October 22. Interview with Columbia’s Earth Institute about our new paper on environmental change over the last 1 million years in the Olorgesailie Basin. More news coverage on this exciting new publication from the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Science Magazine, and more!

October 21. New paper (Potts et al., 2020) out in Science Advances: Increased ecological resource variability during a critical transition in hominin evolution.

October 15. Participating in a Day Of Science as part of Science-A-Thon to support the Earth Science Women’s Network.

October 14. Two back-to-back sessions of Skype-A-Scientist with 4th graders in Massachusetts and 8th graders in Michigan!

September 21. Meet-The-Scientist with Time Scavengers.

August 17. New paper (Lupien et al., 2020) out in Quaternary Science Reviews: Abrupt climate change and its influences on hominin evolution during the early Pleistocene in the Turkana Basin, Kenya.

February 20. Climate and Life feature of our field course and new PERMILab in Kenya.

2019

December 25. New paper (Lupien et al., 2019) out in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology: Vegetation change in the Baringo Basin, East Africa across the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation 3.3–2.6 Ma.

July 1. First day as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory!

May 26. Graduate from Brown University with a PhD in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences.

April 18. Defended my dissertation entitled: The Plio-Pleistocene Climate History of East Africa and the Role of Environmental Change on Human Evolution: Studies of Leaf Wax Isotopes from Paleolake Sediment.

January 15. New paper (Liang et al., 2019) out in Organic Geochemistry: Vegetation effects on temperature calibrations of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGTs) in soils.

2018

October 20. Featured in Women Doing Science.

April 15. New paper (Lupien et al., 2018) out in Quaternary Science Reviews: A leaf wax biomarker record of early Pleistocene hydroclimate from West Turkana, Kenya.