Welcome to 2017, dear Gravelmonkey followers! We have another exciting year here in the Jungle, and we look forward to more fun!
In 2016 we had a lot of achievements amongst our group, so before I go on, I'd like to point those out to you:
We also welcomed to the team a group of eager scientists in PhD students Jelle Wiersma and Jess Robbins; Honours students Tegan Beveridge (who will now become a PhD student in 2017) and Harry Gardner; and we welcomed back Kelly Heilbronn who is now working towards her PhD.
This year we welcome Honours student Theresa Orr to our group. We also welcome PhD students Behnam Sadeghi and Leigh Lawrence who, together with Paul Slezak, will be associate members.
Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to some of our Gravelmonkey members in 2016. Cassy returned to Tanzania to complete his PhD, and Rob Holm (our tectonics expert) has left to pursue other career options,
We look forward to 2017 with great excitement as our achievements can only get higher.