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
Christine Omuombo
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Biogeochemistry, Organic geochemistry, East Africa, Late Holocene
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
David Harning
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Glacier history, lipid biogeochemistry, tephrochronology
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
Hung Nguyen
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Paleohydrology, water resource management, stochastic analysis, ENSO
Wengang Kang
Institute of Geosystems and Bioindication, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Paleolimnology, paleoclimate, paleoecology, diatoms
Georgina Falster
The University of Adelaide, Australia
Palaeoclimate, palaeolimnology, stable isotopes, clumped isotopes, sedimentology
Deirdre Ryan
MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Quaternary coastal geomorphology, palaeo sea levels, palaeoclimate, sedimentology, amino acid racemization
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
Alba Mazza
Kudar-Anamed, Koç University, Instanbul
Archaeology, human-landscape interactions, coastal landscape
Aritina Haliuc
University of Bucharest, Romania
Paleoclimatology, Paleolimnology, Sedimentology