The HURRICANE Project Team wish to thank:

Our Funding Agency

This research was made possible by a Starting Independent Researcher Grant awarded by the European Research Council to project PI, James Baldini.

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The local permitting agencies

Our research on the Turks and Caicos Islands is being conducted under research permits provided by the Turks & Caicos National Trust and The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR). We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for their support of the project.

Research in Yok Balum Cave, Belize is being conducted under our collaborator, Keith Prufer’s, research permit. The permit is issued by the Institute of Archaeology, and we thank the Institute for their support.

Our research in Leamington Cave, Bermuda was made possible by a permit supplied by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Conservation Services and the Bermuda Natural History Museum. We thank them for their support of the HURRICANE Project.

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Our Research Collaborators and Local Hosts

The HURRICANE Research Team would like to thank our collaborators and local hosts in Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Bermuda for their support of our research.

Top Row (Left to Right) Photo 1: Keith Prufer assisting with deploying our soil temperature probe above Yok Balum Cave, Photo 2: Douglas Kennett’s PhD student Brendan Culleton and HURRICANE Project PhD student Harriet Ridley helping our Mayan hosts to shuck corn, Photo 3: Brendan, Harriet, and James Baldini with our Mayan hosts and field assistants, Photo 4 & 5: friendly and supportive local Mayan villagers.
Bottom Row (Left to Right) Photo 1: Dr. Robbie Smith, curator at the Bermuda Natural History Museum, PhD students Izabela Walczak and Franzi Lechleitner and local Bermuda caver and guide, Gil Nolan, Photo 2: Gil Nolan, with PhD student Izabela Walczak exploring Leamington Cave.