Asmara Lehrmann

Graduate Student


I am funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to work on my PhD with Dr. Becky Totten. We are a part of the Thwaites Offshore Research (THOR) Team as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) funded by NSF & NERC. I use foraminifera microfossil assemblages to reconstruct past changes in the ocean seaward of Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica.

I also study the impacts of sea-level rise and climate change in low-latitude coastal systems as a part of the UA Collarborative Research on Paleoenvironments and Societies (CoRPS) team. My other study area is Mobile Bay, AL, where I study elemental composition, foraminifera, grain size, and stable isotopes of Holocene sediment cores to reconstruct past floods, nutrients, and ecological responses.

I am a co-organizer of the Polar Impact Network to establish a networking community for ethnic and racial minorities in polar science. Check it out!