PUBLICATIONS IN THE ACADEMIC LITERATURE
(as of September 2014)
The following peer-reviewed academic papers have resulted from this research:
Ponton, C., West, A.J., Feakins, S., and Galy, V. 2014. Leaf wax biomarkers in transit record river catchment composition. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061328.
Access this article here, or contact us for a reprint.
Torres, M., West A.J. and Li G-J. 2014. Sulphide oxidation and carbonate weathering as a source of CO2 over geological timescales. Nature, 507: 346-349. Access this article here, or contact us for a reprint.
Clark K.E., Hilton R.G., West A.J., Malhi Y., Grocke D.R., Bryant C.L., Ascough P.L., Robles A.C., and New M. 2013. New views on ‘old’ carbon in the Amazon River: Insight from the source of organic carbon eroded from the Peruvian Andes. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14: 1644-1659. Access this article here, or contact us for a reprint.
And the following papers are currently (as of September 2014) undergoing review and/or revision, or are in preparation:
Torres, M.A., West, A.J., and Clark, K.E. Geomorphic regime modulates hydrologic control of chemical weathering in the Andes-Amazon. (Currently in review)
Clark, K.E., Torres, M.A., West, A.J., Hilton, R.G., New, M., Horwath, A.B., Fisher, J.B., Rapp, J.R., Caceres, A.R., Malhi, Y. 2014. The hydrological regime of a forested tropical Andean Valley. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 11: 8603-8650.
Access this article here, or contact us for a reprint. (Discussion paper is now undergoing revision following peer review)
Ponton, C., Feakins, S.J., West, A.J. and Galy, V. Organic Carbon transport in a large river: sourcing, mixing, and residence times. (In preparation).
We have produced posters that describe the application of hydrogen isotopes for a general audience. Laminated versions of these posters are displayed at field centers in Peru, and PDF versions can be downloaded here:
Hydrogen Isotope Poster - English
Hydrogen Isotope Poster - Spanish
We have also developed a Spanish-language educational activity that involves measuring the amount of water flowing in small streams using simple equipment, intended for secondary school or early University students. Working with the ACEER Foundation, copies of booklet are being provided to educators at the secondary school level in the Madre de Dios region. It has also been made available for University-level interns and visitors at biological field stations.
We are continually engaging with partners in the region to discuss possibilities for further educational opportunities. Please let us know if you are interested!
PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE
The USC media office have worked with us to produce a media slideshow summarizing some of our research activities; this is available in both English and Spanish.
Our fieldwork has been highlighted in a number of Latin American media sources, with a great focus on postdoc Camilo Ponton in news outlets including: La Tercera, Chile; Informador, Mexico; El Comercio, Peru; La informacion; Bolivia.com; El Tiempo, Colombia.
Sarah Feakins also wrote a fieldwork report on USC Dornsife news.