Research | Biogeochemistry

Professor and students wading in water taking measurements Biogeochemistry is a relatively new field that studies the interactions between the biological, geological and chemical components of the Earth's environment that affect the cycling of climatically-relevant elements like carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and silicon. These dynamics are influenced by interactions between organisms and their surroundings, including water, air, soil and sediments.

Faculty

Julie Cole - Paleoclimate; global and environmental change
Andy Cohen - Stratigraphy, paleobiology

Owen Davis- Quaternary paleoecology
Karl Flessa - Invertebrate paleontology, paleobiology
Timothy Jull - AMS of radiocarbon and other cosmogenic isotopes
Jonathan Overpeck - Paleoclimatology, paleoecology, climate dynamics,
Jay Quade - Soil geochemistry
Joellen Russell - Biogeochemistry, oceanography, climate dynamics and modeling

Jessica Tierney - Geochemistry, biogeochemistry, drought, reconstruction & modeling
 

Researchers

Warren Beck - Paleoclimate, climate change
David Dettman - Light Stable Isotopes
Paul Goodman - Ocean & climate modeling
Allister Rees - Paleoecology, paleontology

Facilities, Equipment, and Resources