My research works to understand mechanisms driving natural variability in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography, along with the response of the ocean to anthropogenic climate change. I use geochemical and sclerochronological techniques to generate environmental reconstructions from marine proxy archives to address these issues.
2/17/2015 We are very excited to invite Dr. Elke Weber into EA30L: Science and the Environment to discuss risk and the perception of global warming.
1/27/2015 Honoured to be included in The Oceanography Society issue Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later (http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/27-4_supplement.html#download)
12/15/2014 It's AGU week. Come see our session High-Resolution Archives of Marine Biogeochemistry, Climate, and Environmental Change on 12/19, talks in the morning and posters in the afternoon.
12/11/2014 Please see our new white paper for documenting marine annually-resolved proxy archives: http://www.cbl.umces.edu/~kilbourn/MARPA_WhitePaper.pdf Feedback is welcome!
12/5/2014 Our paper on an Arctic coralline algae will be published in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. Congrats to lead author Laurie: http://laurie.bougeois.free.fr/home.html.
10/7/14 Branwen gave the Whole Earth Seminar at UCSC. Thank you to Adina Paytan for hosting!
10/2/14 Congratulations to Tricia Light and Sarah Barnes on their Scripps Environmental Analysis awards.
9/22-10/21/14 Branwen is in Santa Cruz with a visiting position at USGS/UCSC.
9/24/14 A year delayed, but we are finally updating the members in our lab. Please see the people tab for current lab members and some of the alumni.
6/12/14 Our peer-reviewed chapter on sclerochronological records of contaminants lead by Jessica Carilli will be published in the forthcoming book on Environmental Contaminants (http://post.queensu.ca/~smolj/jopl/monotitles.html).
6/6/14 Branwen is presenting on Mg/Ca in coralline algae at the Goldschmidt conference on June 10th in the session Biogeochemistry of Biological Systems (http://tinyurl.com/p75zuq3).
5/16/14 Williams Lab group: (top L to bottom right) Sarah Barnes, Jessica Ng, Andrew Walnum, Hannah Tannenbaum, Ellie Smith, Evelyn Byer, Tricia Light, Sasha Ponomareva, Tiffany Ortamond, Branwen Williams (and kids).
4/7/14 see press for the Water Scarcity and Solutions conference here: http://tinyurl.com/qbyu5g3 and video of the talks here: http://tinyurl.com/ky6yfrm.
4/3/14 Our paper calibrating coralline algae Mg/Ca to sea surface temperatures will be published in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703714002282).
4/2/14 Congratulations to Sarah Barnes or her Scripps Environmental Research grant award. She will be measuring stable isotopes in proteinaceous corals from the southern Line Islands.
3/12/14 The Keck Science Dept and the CMC Athenaeum are hosting Dr. Ben Santer for seminars this week.
3/6/14 Congratulations to Jessica Ng on her Scripps Environmental Research grant award. She will be working to reduce the subannual dating uncertainty in reconstructions of temperature from coralline algae.
3/1/14 Branwen is presenting at the Water Scarcity and Solutions conference (http://www.taipdconference.com).
2/24/14 Ocean Science Meeting in Honolulu! Branwen is presenting at the Ocean Sciences meeting (http://tinyurl.com/o6uzrhz) and co-chairing a session (http://tinyurl.com/n7b9lnu).
11/12/2013 Congratulations to Sasha Ponomareva for her presentation of thesis research at the Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting. You can see her discuss her research here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3vQ84hTWek.