Donna Francis

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chironomid (midge) paleoecology
lake studies
231 Morrill Science Center
(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