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Earth Systems History Group

FACULTY

STEVEN CLEMENS, Associate Professor, Research
Geochemistry Building, Room 145
401-863-1964 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Steven_Clemens@brown.edu
I focus on Milankovitch to centennial-scale climate change within the Neogene, with an emphasis on the Indian and Asian monsoon regions.


BAYLOR FOX-KEMPER, Assistant Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 133
401-863-3979 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Baylor_Fox-Kemper@brown.edu

I study the physics of the ocean and its role in past, present, and future climate. I use models that range from the global scale to focused process models that apply universally.
MEREDITH HASTINGS, Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 139
401-863-3658 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Meredith_Hastings@brown.edu
My research focuses on the reactive nitrogen cycle, with an emphasis on nitrate deposition. I have a joint appointment with Geology & ECI.
TIM HERBERT, Professor & Chair
Geochemistry Building, Room 125
401-863-1207 > 401-863-2058 (fax)

Timothy_Herbert@brown.edu
Understanding how the earth's climatic system, particularly the ocean, adjusts itself to perturbation on various timescales drives most aspects of my research.
YONGSONG HUANG, Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 147
401-863-3822 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Yongsong_Huang@brown.edu

I bring new capabilities for studies of lake and marine sediments in terms of isotopic measurements of organic substances.

JUNG-EUN LEE, Assistant Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 131
401-863-6465 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Jung-Eun_Lee@brown.edu
I study the global water cycle, focusing on how the terrestrial ecosystem influences and is influenced by the physical climate system. My research tools are numerical models of different complexities, ranging from 1-dimensional simple models to more complex earth system models. I often work with researchers who make measurements to improve our understanding of the interplay among different components of the climate system. 



AMANDA LYNCH, Professor
BERT, Room 111
401-863-5153 > 401-863-3839 (fax)
Amanda_Lynch@brown.edu
My research interests focus primarily on the role of polar cyclones in the climate system, and on the policy implications of extreme weather in small and indigenous communities. I have a joint appointment with Geology and ECI.

WARREN PRELL, Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 132
401-863-3221 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Warren_Prell@brown.edu

I use deep-sea sediments to reconstruct and interpret the evolution of Neogene oceans and climates.


JIM RUSSELL, Associate Professor
Geochemistry Building, Room 143
401-863-6330 > 401-863-2058 (fax)

James_Russell@brown.edu
I use late Neogene lake sediments to investigate millennial to decadal-scale climate changes, focusing on tropical Africa and Indonesia.

TOM WEBB, Professor Emeritus
Geochemistry Building, Room 130
401-863-3128 > 401-863-2058 (fax)

Thompson_Webb_III@brown.edu
My paleoclimate research focuses on mapping large data sets and the calibration of pollen data in climate terms.


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BROWN/MBL FACULTY

LINDA AMARAL-ZETTLER /
Assistant Professor (MBL) of Geological Sciences
Associate Research Scientist
Marine Biological Lab (MBL)
Woods Hole, MA
508-289-7259
amaral@mbl.edu

ZOE CARDON /Professor (MBL) of Geological Sciences

Senior Scientist

Marine Biological Lab (MBL)

Woods Hole, MA
508-289-7473

zcardon@mbl.edu


JIM TANG /Assistant Professor (MBL) of Geological Sciences

Assistant Scientist

Marine Biological Lab (MBL)

Woods Hole, MA
508-289-7162

jtang@mbl.edu

JOSEPH VALLINO /Assistant Professor(MBL) of Geological Sciences

Associate Scientist

Marine Biological Lab (MBL)

Woods Hole, MA
508-289-7648

jvallino@mbl.edu



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ADJUNCT FACULTY

MARK ALTABET / Brown Adjunct Professor
Professor
School for Marine Science and Technology
UMass Dartmouth
508-999-8622
Mark_Altabet@Brown.edu / maltabet@umassd.edu
MAUREEN CONTE /
Brown Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Scientist
Marine Biological Lab (MBL)
Woods Hole, MA
508-289-7744
mconte@mbl.edu
JEFFREY DONNELLY /Brown Adjunct Professor
Associate Scientist
Geology and Geophysics Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole, MA
508-289-2994
jdonnelly@whoi.edu

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

ZACHARY BISCHOFF-MATTSON
BERT Room 145

401-863-4542
401-863-3839 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Amanda Lynch

Zachary_Bischoff_Mattson@Brown.edu

SAMANTHA BOVA
Geochemistry Building Room 151
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Timothy Herbert

Aron_Buffen@Brown.edu

ARON BUFFEN
Geochemistry Building Room 127
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Meredith Hastings

Aron_Buffen@Brown.edu

MENGDI CUI
GeoChemistry Building Room 149
401-863-2568 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group/MBL
Advisor: Profs. Hastings & Tang

Mengdi_Cui@brown.edu

WILLIAM DANIELS
GeoChemistry Building Room 151
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Profs. Russell &Giblin/MBL

William_Daniels@brown.edu

REBECCA FAHRINGER
GeoChemistry Building Room 149
401-863-2568 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Meredith Hastings

Rebecca_Fahringer@brown.edu

ROCIO CABALLERO GILL
Geochemistry Building Room 152
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisors: Professors Herbert & Prell

Rocio_Caballero@Brown.edu

QING LI
GeoChemistry Building
401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Baylor Fox-Kemper

Qing_Li_1@Brown.edu

WILLIAM LONGO
GeoChemistry Building Room 135
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Yongsong Huang

William_Longo@brown.edu

MARC MAYES
BERT 218/Geochemistry Building Room 153
401-863-5835 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Envs./MBL
Advisor: Professor John Mustard

Marc_Mayes@brown.edu

CHELSEA PARKER
BERT Room 145

401-863-5452
401-863-3839 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Amanda Lynch

Chelsea_Parker@Brown.edu

JEFFREY SALACUP
Geochemistry Building Room 151
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professors Herbert & Prell

Jeffrey_Salacup@Brown.edu

MIGUEL SEGURA
BERT Room 145

401-863-5452
401-863-3839 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Amanda Lynch

Miguel_Segura@Brown.edu

KEITH SPANGLER
BERT Room 145

401-863-5452
401-863-3839 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor Amanda Lynch

Miguel_Segura@Brown.edu

STEPHANIE SPERA
BERT 145/Geochemistry Room 153
401-863-3339 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group
Advisor: Professor John Mustard

Stephanie_Spera@brown.edu

SATRIO WICAKSONO

GeoChemistry Building Room 135
401-863-3339 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Jim Russell

Satrio_Wicaksono@brown.edu

ELIZABETH THOMAS
Geochemistry Building Room 153
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Yongsong Huang

Elizabeth_Thomas@Brown.edu

ALEXANDRINA TZANOVA
Geochemistry Building Room 127
401-863-2810 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Tim Herbert

Alexandrina_Tzanova@Brown.edu

XI YANG
MacMillan Hall Building Room MM 108
401-863-9845 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Jack Mustard

Xi_Yang@Brown.edu

YINSUI ZHENG

GeoChemistry Building
401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Advisor: Professor Yongsong Huang

Yinsui_Zheng@Brown.edu

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POSTDOCS/VISITORS

   

DAVID MURRAY

Senior Research Associate
MacMillan Hall Room 114
401-863-3531
401-863-3978 Fax
Earth Systems History Group/Environmental Studies Group

David_Murray@Brown.edu

PAIGE NEWBY

Postdoctoral Research Associate

GeoChemistry Building
401-863-3339
401-863-2058 Fax

Earth Systems History Group

Paige_Newby@brown.edu

SCOTT RECKINGER

Postdoctoral Research Associate

GeoChemistry Building Room 134
401-863-3339
401-863-2058 Fax

Earth Systems History Group (w/ Baylor Fox-Kemper)

Scott_Reckinger@Brown.edu

MORGAN SCHALLER

Postdoctoral Research Associate

GeoChemistry Building
401-863-3339
401-863-2058 Fax

Earth Systems History Group

Morgan_Schaller@Brown.edu

NOBUHIRO SUZUKI

Postdoctoral Research Associate

GeoChemistry Building Room 134

401-863-3339
401-863-2058 Fax

Earth Systems History Group (w/ Baylor Fox-Kemper)

Nobuhiro_Suzuki@Brown.edu

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TECHNICAL & SUPPORT STAFF

GLORIA CORRERA

Administrative Assistant/Events
GeoChemistry Room 102
401-863-2240
401-863-2058 (fax)
GeoChemistry Building Support

Gloria_Correra@Brown.edu

PHIL HOWELL

Senior Research Programmer/Analyst
GeoChemistry Building Room 137
401-863-3626 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Philip_Howell@Brown.edu

DANA McDONALD

Research Assistant
GeoChemistry Building Room 138
401-863-3658 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Dana_MacDonald@Brown.edu

APRIL MARTIN

Sr. Research Assistant
GeoChemistry Building Room 129
401-863-3091 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

April_Martin@Brown.edu

DAVID MURRAY

Technical Manager Environmental Sciences
MacMillan Room 114
401-863-3531 or 3-9528 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Technical Manager for Environmental Sciences

David_Murray@Brown.edu

JOE ORCHARDO

Instrumentation and Mass Spec Specialist
GeoChemistry Building Room 126
401-863-3316 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Joseph_Orchardo@Brown.edu

LISA SHEEHAN

Administrative Assistant/Finance
GeoChemistry Room 101
401-863-3339

401-863-2058 (fax)
GeoChemistry Building Support

Lisa_Sheehan@Brown.edu

RAFAEL TAROZO

Laboratory Coordinator
GeoChemistry Building Room 141
401-863-1698 > 401-863-2058 (fax)
Earth Systems History Group

Rafael_Tarozo@Brown.edu

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Alumni of the ESH group at Brown

Li Gao, 2013: Manager of Geochemistry Group, GeolsoChem Corporation Mechanisms governing the leaf lipid D/H ratio variations and the application to paleoclimatology

Bronwen Konecky, 2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Georgia Tech Decadal to Orbital Scale Climate Change in the Indian Ocean Region: Precipitation Isotopic Perspectives from East Africa and Indonesia

Shannon Loomis, 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Austin On branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers: Development and application of paleotemperature proxy

Jessica Rodysill, 2013: Floods, Droughts, and Tropical Cyclones: Investigating Climate Extremes through Variations in Lacustrine Sedimentology

Susanna Theroux, 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute Diversity and ecology of lacustrine haptophyte algae: Implications for paleothermometry

Caitlin Chazen, 2011: Jane Goodall Institute Holocene climate evolution of the eastern tropical pacific told from high resolution sediments from the Peru Margin and Equatorial Cold Tongue

Jaime Toney, 2011: Postdoc at the Glasgow Molecular Organic Geochemistry Laboratory, University of Glasgow Development and Application of Organic Biomarkers to Continental Paleoclimate Problems in the Interior of North America

Paige Newby, 2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University Evidence of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Centennial-scale Drought from Southeastern Massachusetts

Jon Nichols, 2010: Postdoc at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Reconstructing Holocene Hydroclimate in Eastern North America from Ombrotrophic Peatland Sediments

Jess Tierney, 2010: Postdoc at Lamont-Doherty
An Organic Geochemical Perspective on Tropical East African Paleoclimate

William D'Andrea, 2008: Postdoc at UMass Amherst
High-resolution records of Holocene temperature, rainfall, and the North Atlantic Oscillation from lacustrine alkenone in western Greenland.

Laura Cleaveland, 2008: Assitant Professor, Luther College
Evolution of tropical sea surface temperature over the past 3 Ma.

Juzhi Hou, 2008: Postdoc at University of Washington
Calibration of hydrogen isotope ratios of aquatic and terrestrial biomarkers, and isotopic reconstruction of Late Pleistocene climate in New England.

Kira Lawrence, 2005: Assistant Professor, Lafayette University
A latitudinal perspective on Plio-Pleistocene marine evolution.

Lorraine Lisiecki, 2005: Assistant Professir, UC Santa Barbara
Paleoclimate time series: new alignment and compositing techniques, a 5.3 Myr benthic d18O stack, and analysis of Pliocene-Pleistocene climate transitions.

Zhonghui Liu, 2004: Assistant Professor University of Hong Kong
Pleistocene climate evolution in the Eastern Pacific and implications for the orbital theory of climate change.

Victor Zabielski, 2001: University of Minnesota
Characteristics and Influences of Modern Arabian Sea Intermediate Water, and Changes During the Last Glacial Maximum

Vicki S. McKenna, 2000: University of Michigan
Globoquadrina truncatulinoidesas an Indicator of Change in the Permanent Thermocline in the Glacial Indian Ocean

Melissa A. Trend Staid, 1999: Princeton
Sea-Surface Temperature and Near-Surface Hydrology at the Last Glacial Maximum: A Reconstruction using the Modern Analog Technique

Jeffry S. Oslick, 1998: Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation
Reconstructing Hydrographic Gradients and the Carbon Isotopic Composition of Surface Waters using Multiple Species of Planktonic Foraminifera

Min-Te Chen, 1994:
Late Quaternary Paleoceanogrphy of the Equatorial Indo-Pacific: A Quantitative Analysis Based on Marine Micropaleontological Data

Jiajie Chen, 1994:
Benthic Foraminiferal Isotope Composition: Implications for late Neogene-Quaternary Paleoceanography of the Indian Ocean

Lisa Dubois, 1993: San Diego State
Glacial-Holocene Carbonate Preservation History from Equatorial Atlantic Sediment Cores: Paleoceanographic Implications

William Howard, 1992: Cooperative Research Centre for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment, University of Tasmania
Late Quaternary paleoceanography of the southern ocean

John W. Farrell, 1991: Joint Oceanographic Institute
Late Neogene Paleoceanography of the Central Equatorial Pacific: Evidence from Carbonate Preservation and Stable Isotopes

David M. Anderson, 1991: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder, CO
Foraminifer Evidence of Monsoon Upwelling off Oman During the Late Quaternary

Steven C. Clemens, 1990: Brown University
Quaternary Variability of Indian Ocean Monsoon Winds and Climate