AGU Fall Meeting 2017

This year, the AGU Fall Meeting moved from its traditional location in San Francisco to New Orleans. As usual, the meeting was a wonderful occasion to catch up with former classmates and colleagues, and hear about all the new science!

This year, I was the co-chair for the CYGNSS session A11F, Early On-Orbit Results of the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, together with Chris Ruf. The poster session was a great way for all the people using and working on CYGNSS to chat about their respective results.

In addition, I gave an oral presentation entitled Effects of dew deposition on transpiration and carbon uptake in leaves that presented the results of a collaboration with Sally Thompson‘s lab at UC Berkeley.

Finally, I had the opportunity to attend the Ecohydrology Technical Committee and to help out with the Hydrology Business Meeting. Both events were great opportunities to meet new people in my field, and I’m hoping to get more and more involved with the hydrology community at AGU in the future.

AGU Fall Meeting 2016

I will be presenting a poster at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting on Wednesday, December 14th between 1:40 and 6:00 PM in Moscone South. The poster, Characterization of canopy dew formation in tropical forests using active microwave remote sensing (B33F-0681)will focus on my project modeling scattering of microwaves from dew-wetted leaves. Don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi! If you can’t make it, check out the E-Poster HERE!

On Tuesday, December 13th at 4:05PM, I will be giving a 5min long Pop-Up talk presenting our upcoming review paper on tropical ecohydrology. The session will be held in Moscone West, room 2001A. More details on the Water Sciences Pop-Up session can be found HERE.

EDIT: The video of my Pop-Up talk is now available online! Watch it below or directly on Youtube.


AGU Chapman Conference in Ecohydrology

Last week, I had a great pleasure to fly down to Cuenca, Ecuador to attend the AGU Chapman conference on Emerging Issues in Tropical Ecohydrology. You can see the program for the conference HERE.

The conference gathered about 100 scientists from around the world, from New Zealand to Sweden, including India and almost every country in South America. The attendees were evenly split between faculty, post-docs and graduate students.

Many of the faculty and post-docs attending the conference were highly recognized in the field of tropical ecohydrology, and many were the authors of papers that have been the foundation and the motivation for my own work. Being able to meet so many of them all at once was a unique experience! The small size of the conference and the general organization (everybody staying in the same hotel, all meals taken together) really allowed me to have one-on-one conversations with the people I wanted to.

The lectures were all really inspiring, and the poster sessions allowed us to easily connect with one another. I made many friends during this trip, and I expect that the network that was born during the conference will be tremendously useful in the future when looking for a new position or developing new projects.

The conference field trip was an amazing way to discover the mountains of Ecuador and the paramo ecosystem. We got a guided tour by the graduate students from the University of Cuenca, who showed us their field experiments and gave us an overview of their research. The views were breathtaking, but the field trip was also a great opportunity to chat in a relaxed environment.

Finally, the topic-specific breakout sessions proved to be a great way to think about concrete projects in ecohydrology.  The goal of these sessions was to write a series of discussion papers based on common interests of sub-groups of attendees. The discussions were all very stimulating, and I am expecting the three groups I am involved in to produce great papers in the very near future!

You can see my poster HERE.

See more photos of the conference by searching for #AGUEcoCCo on Twitter!

AGU Fall Meeting 2015

I will be presenting a poster at the AGU Fall Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th between 1:40 and 6:00 PM in Moscone South. The poster, Foliar Shielding: How Non-Meteoric Water Deposition Helps Leaves Survive Drought by Reducing Incoming Energy (A33H-0273), will focus on the results of my first paper currently under review in PCE. Don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi! If you can’t make it, check out the E-Poster.

Elliot Chang, currently doing his senior thesis in the Caylor Lab, will be presenting the results of our paper together (RCMS, under review) in a poster titled Solid Phase Extraction Using C-18 Sorbents to Treat Organics in Water and Eliminate Spectral Interference in Isotope Ratio Infrared Spectroscopy (PP11B-2246). He will be presenting on Monday, December 14 from 08:00 AM to 12:20 PM. You can also see the E-Poster.

To see the rest of the presentations from the Caylor Lab, click HERE!

AGU Fall Meeting 2014

I just presented my work on foliar uptake in Colocasia esculenta at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.  If you didn’t get a chance to stop by my poster, you can have a look at the ePosters uploaded on the AGU Fall Meeting website. Just click on the links below!

Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi, Craig Sinkler and Kelly CaylorH31G-0684 – Modeling Foliar Uptake in Colocasia Esculenta Using High Resolution Maps of Leaf Water Isotopes, Poster,  Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 08:00 AM – 12:20 PM, Moscone West, Poster Hall.

My summer intern Craig will also be presenting a poster focused on the methodology we used to map isotopes in the leaves:

Craig Sinkler, Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi and Kelly CaylorPP31D-1177 – Creating High-Resolution Maps of Leaf Water Isotopes Using IM-CRDS and IRMS Techniques, Poster,  Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 08:00 AM – 12:20 PM, Moscone West, Poster Hall.

You can see the list of all of the Caylor Lab’s presentations at the AGU Fall Meeting HERE.