Regional Representatives

Regional Representatives (RRs) serve as ECN representatives who facilitate the global integration of early-career researchers into the wider scientific community.

RRs function as an extension of the Steering Committee and facilitate the flow of information between the Steering Committee and ECN members around the globe.

Below, you will find a list of our RRs. If you want to share information about events in your region or have any questions, please contact your local RR.

If you are interested in becoming an RR yourself in a region not featured below, please email the Steering Committee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Research field
Ayansina Ayanlade
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Applied climatology, climate change studies, application of Remote Sensing and GIS to land-atmospheric interactions
Burkina Faso & Côte d'Ivoire
Narcisse Gahi
Université Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and International Water and Sanitation Center Burkina Office, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Climate resilience and services, water security, disaster risk reduction, human security
Christine Omuombo
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, East Africa, Late Holocene
Nezha Mejjad
Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco
Biogeochemical processes, climate dynamics, ecosystem processes, human impacts & interactions, ocean dynamics
South Africa
Vincent Hare
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Paleoclimatology, paleoecology, modeling, isotopes, chronology, carbon cycle, biogeochemistry, Quaternary climate
Robyn Granger
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Paleoceanography, isotopes, biogeochemistry, micropalaeontology, Quaternary, foraminifera, biomarkers
North America
Jennifer Adams
University of Waterloo, Canada (currently on maternity leave until late 2021)
Aquatic ecology, paleoecology, lake sediments, diatoms 
François Lapointe
University of Massachussets, Amherst, USA
Sedimentology, stratigraphy, lacustrine varve, climate change
Onema Adojoh
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA
Paleoenvironmental change, paleovegetation, coastal sedimentology, sea-level change and micropaleontology
Tobias Schneider
Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts, USA
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, lake sediments, hyperspectral imaging, biochemistry
David Harning
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Glacier history, lipid biogeochemistry, tephrochronology
Alba Mazza
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Archaeology, human-landscape interactions, coastal landscape
Sandra Brugger
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, USA
Climate dynamics, climate variability, ecosystem processes, fire, forests, ice dynamics, monsoon
Central & South America
Ignacio Jara
CEAZA Scientific Centre
Paleoecology, paleolimnology
Fernanda Charqueño Celis
CENAC, Bariloche
Paleoecology, paleolimnology
Victor Merino
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Paleoclimate, paleolimnology, statistical analysis, paleoecology, neoglacial
Paula Gabriela Echeverría-Galindo
Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Biogeochemical processes, climate dynamics, ecosystem processes, human impacts & interactions, monsoon
Montserrat Amezcua
Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM
Paleolimnology, bioindicators, anthropogenic impact, late Holocene, climate change
Diana Ochoa
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Tropical palynology, biostratigraphy, micropaleontology
E/SE/S Asia
Deepak Kumar Jha
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
Paleoclimatology, paleovegetation, geoarchaeology, Quaternary geology
Arjun Rao
Central University of Karnataka, India
Field archaeology
Hung Nguyen
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Paleohydrology, water resource management, stochastic analysis, ENSO
Wengang Kang
Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Paleolimnology, paleoclimate, paleoecology, diatoms
Lydia Mackenzie
School of Earth Science, Zhejiang University, China
Paleoecology, Biogeography, Palynology, Fire Ecology, Global Change
Georgina Falster
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Paleoclimate, paleolimnology, stable isotopes, clumped isotopes, sedimentology
New Zealand
Shaun Eaves
Victoria University, NZ
Quaternary climate, glacial geology, geochronology
Middle East
Daniel Killam
University of Haifa, Israel
Sclerochronology, biogeochemistry, bivalves, stable isotopes, trace metals
Sara Saeedi
University of Regensburg, Germany
Ecology and nature conservation, biology
Deirdre Ryan
MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Quaternary coastal geomorphology, palaeo sea levels, palaeoclimate, sedimentology, amino acid racemization
Carole Adolf
University of Oxford, UK
Paleoecology, large-scale proxy calibrations, fire and vegetation history
April Dalton
Durham University, UK
Paleoclimate, ice-sheet reconstructions, paleoecology, Quaternary
Henrieka Detlef
Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University
Paleoclimatology, sea-ice reconstructions, sea ice-ocean interactions, foraminifera, biomarker
Sentia Goursaud
Laboratoire des Sciences et du Climat, CEA, Gif sur Yvette, France
Climate modeling, ice-core records, and stable isotope geochemistry
Aritina Haliuc
University of Bucharest, Romania
Paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, sedimentology