About Kerstin

Kerstin is an Assistant Research Scientist at Arizona State University. Kerstin’s main research interest is the paleoclimate of Southern Africa on glacial-interglacial timescales. This includes the monitoring of present day rainfall stable isotopic composition to better understand the relations between stable isotopes, temperature and synoptic conditions causing rainfall. Kerstin then applies the inferences about present-day relationships between rainfall stable isotopes and climate conditions to the stable isotopes measured on speleothem carbonates from southern South Africa. The cave sites that Kerstin works at include sites with variable rainfall seasonality (year-round rainfall, Mediterranean-type winter rainfall) and coastal as well as inland locations.

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Ph.D., Geosciences - Fredy and Nadien Herman Institute for Earth Sciences
Jerusalem, Israel, 2014

M.Sc., Geosciences - University of Tuebingen
Tuebingen, Germany, 2009