DRI Luminescence Laboratory Research Team
Christina joined DRI in July 2018 as a Research Scientist and Manager of the DRI Luminescence Laboratory (DRILL). Her research combines field observations and sedimentology, sampling, remote sensing (the interpretation of air photos, satellite imagery, Digital Elevation Models or LiDAR imagery), and geochronological methods to gain insights into the style and rate of landscape change and human/environment interactions in the Quaternary Period. Her research includes developing luminescence dating techniques to refine temporal records in archaeology and geology, and she is the writer of The Glow Curve Blog: https://theglowcurve.org/blog. Christina currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group. You can view her full CV here and follow her on Twitter @tweencmn.
Kathleen’s research interests are in developing new luminescence dating techniques. Her dissertation project involves developing a luminescence approach to dating the eruption age of volcanic glass to better date tephras in the geomorphic record. Kathleen is also working on evaluating the assumptions involved in applying OSL to dating river terraces to find incision rates. She also contributes to a variety of luminescence dating projects in the DRI Luminescence Lab.
Richie is a masters student in Archaeology at UNR and works as a lab assistant in the DRILL. His interests are in the Western Stemmed Tradition, peopling of the Americas, lithic technological organization, geoarchaeology of rockshelters and desert environments, and archaeology of the northern Great Basin. He is also using luminescence to confirm ages of his research sites.
Amanda’s research interests are lie at the intersection geochronology and geomorphology. She uses luminescence dating to find the rates and timescales of geomorphic processes and their response to climate, tectonic, environmental, and anthropogenic change over the Quaternary. You can view her cv here and follow her on Twitter @KeenZebert.