Donna Francis

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chironomid (midge) paleoecology
paleoclimatology
lake studies
Office: 
231 Morrill Science Center
Phone: 
(413) 545-2794
Research Interests: 

Using midge remains (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) in paleoclimate and paleolimnologic research.The ecology and biogeography of modern Chironomidae. Current Research Projects:Using 18O isotopic composition of midge remains as a paleotemperature proxyPaleoclimate studies in IcelandLittle Ice Age signals in New England lakesPaleoclimate studies in the Cascade Mountains, Washington

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Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200