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
Nsikan Obot
University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
Trends detection, characterization and modelling of atmopsheric factors like rainfall and solar radiations. Thermal studies and classification
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
South Africa
Vincent Hare
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Modelling, Isotopes, Chronology, Carbon Cycle, Biogeochemistry, Quaternary Climate
Robyn Granger
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Paleoceanography, Isotopes, Biogeochemistry, Micropalaeontology, Quaternary, foraminifera, biomarker
North America
North America
Jennifer Adams
University of Toronto, Canada
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
Central & South America
Ignacio Jara
CEAZA Scientific Centre
Paleoecology, Paleolimnology
Fernanda Charqueño Celis
CENAC, Bariloche
Paleoecology, Paleolimnology
Fran Schwanck
Centro Polar e Climático - CPC
Paleoclimate, Ice Cores, Atmospheric Transport
E/SE/S Asia
Deepak Kumar Jha
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
Paleoclimatology, Plaeovegetation, Geoarchaeology, Quaternary Geology
Nikita Kaushal
Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Paleoclimatology, Coastal ocean carbon cycle
Georgina Falster
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Palaeoclimate, palaeolimnology, stable isotopes, clumped isotopes, sedimentology
Charlotte Miller
MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Organic geochemistry, palynology, palaeoecology, sedimentology, palaeoclimatology
Deirdre Ryan
MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Quaternary coastal geomorphology, palaeo sea levels, palaeoclimate, sedimentology, amino acid racemization
Thomas Ronge
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Impact of Southern Ocean circulation and ventilation on atmospheric CO2 and ice shelf stability
Carole Adolf
University of Oxford, UK
Palaeoecology, 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
Iberian Peninsula
Erik de Boer
Institute of Earth Science Jaume Almera (ICTJA - CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Paleoecology, Island biology, biogeography, human impact, extinction and conservation
Elizabeth Tray
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology & the Marine Institute, Ireland
Sclerochronology, ecological informatics, data management, fisheries ecology, cold water corals
Aritina Haliuc
University of Bucharest, Romania
Paleoclimatology, Paleolimnology, Sedimentology
David Harning
Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Glacier history, lipid biogeochemistry, tephrochronology