Elizabeth M. Niespolo

Welcome!

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and a Research Associate at the Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI). I combine field work with applications in isotope geochemistry to assess correlations of local and global environmental changes to evolution and adaptation.

For more on the science of my past and current work, please see the research tabs.

How did I get interested in geology and geochemistry? What do I do? How did I get here? Read my interview with Scientific American, or with HERI, or my blog post with SWPS, or listen to my interview with the Graduates at KALX UC Berkeley, listed under my name.

Updates

In January 2022, I will join the Faculty of Geosciences at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor. Learn more about the department here!

Archived updates:

Society of Women in Physical Sciences blog post — May 3, 2018 10:37:46 PM

Article published in PLOS One — Mar 5, 2018 3:51:29 AM

South Africa: exploring the timing of early modern human behaviors — Jan 29, 2018 6:06:11 PM

Return from the Afar — Jan 9, 2018 6:08:36 PM

Goldschmidt 2017 — Aug 24, 2017 5:46:05 PM

Intercalibration and age of ACs now in print in Quaternary Geochronology — May 5, 2017 4:40:50 PM

Interview on The Graduates (UC Berkeley Radio, KALX 90.7 FM) — Apr 10, 2017 7:47:27 PM

New Affiliation: UC Museum of Paleontology — Apr 5, 2017 9:34:05 PM

Presenting on Stable Isotopes in Ostrich Eggshells at the Paleoanthropology Society meeting & SAA — Mar 31, 2017 5:11:01 PM

Fucino Basin, Italy: Article published in Quaternary Science Reviews — Jan 19, 2017 5:33:52 PM

STEM Student Spotlight in Scientific American — Jan 6, 2017 6:10:41 PM

Paper accepted — Sep 15, 2016 5:51:45 PM

Ph.D. Candidate — Mar 27, 2016 3:47:21 AM

First Results from the Fucino Basin Published — Jan 1, 2016 12:48:28 PM

AGU Abstract Accepted — Oct 20, 2015 7:38:08 PM

Sicily Excursion on Orbital Tuning — Oct 20, 2015 6:13:21 PM

Summer field work — Aug 3, 2015 11:07:10 PM

Institute of International Studies Research Grant — Mar 26, 2015 5:32:26 PM