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Brittany Ward

Geochemistry and Paleoclimatology

University of Waikato

Iโ€™m a 1st year PhD student and a geologist passionate about ancient climates. I was drawn to this area of study because of my interest in changing water resources and availability.

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We're studying collapsed civilizations so that ours can endure climate change

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Paleoclimatologists are digging into the connections between the collapse of Maya Civilization and extreme droughts

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The thrill of fieldwork

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I've learned to love caves for both the awesome science they allow me to do, and their beauty

๐ŸŒ‹ Mount Ngauruhoe, aka Mount Doom ๐ŸŒ‹

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Learn about Nagauruhoe, the active volcano in New Zealand that played the role of Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings films.

๐ŸŒ‹ What's in a name? Mount Taranaki

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When Western explorers reached New Zealand they named landmarks and places that already had their own names, but those original names are getting restored.