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Karen Berger

Berger, Karen

  • Associate Professor of Instruction, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Co-Chair, University Council on SustainabilityCoordinator, College Sustainability StudiesCurriculum Coordinator, Environmental Programs

Interests: Teaching Interests: Human use of and impacts on energy and water resources; community-engaged learning; metrics of sustainability

Chiara Borrelli

Borrelli, Chiara

  • Research Associate, Lecturer


Interests: paleoceanography; paleoclimatology; foraminifera; stable isotopes; trace elements; biomineralization


Rory D. Cottrell

Cottrell, Rory D.

  • Scientist


Interests: Paleomagnetism and paleointensity


Udo Fehn

Fehn, Udo

  • Professor Emeritus

Interests: Primary research focus is the movement of fluids in the earth's crust, with an emphasis on dating and tracing studies.


Fenix Garcia-Tigreros Kodovska

Garcia-Tigreros Kodovska, Fenix

Interests: Marine Carbon Chemistry; Isotope Geochemistry; Climate Change; Ocean Acidification and Arctic Ocean

Carmala Garzione

Garzione, Carmala

  • Professor


Interests: Stable Isotopes in Terrestrial Paleoenvironmental Studies; Interaction between Climate and Tectonics; Sedimentary Basin Evolution and Related Tectonic History of Mountain Belts; Geochemical and Petrologic Provenance Studies of Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks


Penny Higgins

Higgins, Penny

  • Research Associate


Interests: Climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum in North America; Terrestrial climate change during the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Western Interior of North America; Climate change and faunal turnover at the boundary between the Torrejonian and Tiffanian North American Land Mammal "Ages"; Tooth growth rates and mineralization patterns in Notoungulate mammals

Benjamin Hmiel

Hmiel, Benjamin

Interests: Anthropogenic Climate Change; Firn Air Gas Diffusion; 14C of Glacial Ice; Paleoclimate Proxies; Analytical System Development



Ibanez-Mejia, Mauricio

  • Assistant Professor

Interests: Radiogenic isotope geochemistry; geochronology; tectonics of mountain belts and lithospheric evolution; large-scale sedimentary provenance; large igneous province magmatism; chronology and tectonics of terrane transfer and supercontinent accretion


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Kase, Katie

  • Administrative Assistant
John Kessler

Kessler, John

  • Associate Professor


Interests: Chemical Oceanography; Isotope geochemistry; Analytical chemistry

Gerry Kloc

Kloc, Gerald

  • Laboratory Technician


Mihai Leonte

Leonte, Mihai

Lawrence Lundgren

Lundgren, Lawrence L.

  • Professor Emeritus


Interests: Renewable energy systems in Europe-American applications; Environmental medicine


Gautam Mitra

Mitra, Gautam

  • Professor
  • Graduate Studies Director


Interests: Tectonic evolution of mountain belts; Finite strain and strain history analysis; Deformation mechanisms in rocks

Federico Moreno

Moreno, Federico

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    Murray, Lee

    • Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences


    Interests: Application and development of 3-D global models of atmospheric chemistry and climate to examine various couplings between atmospheric chemistry and the climate system in the past, present and future.


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    Nakajima, Miki

    • Assistant Professor


    Interests: Dynamics of planetary impacts; evolution of planetary interiors; planet formation and evolution; early Earth, Earth-Moon formation, Modeling Enceladus plumes, Origin of the Martian moons; Exomoon formation; space missions

    Melissa Napolitano

    Napolitano, Melissa

    • Grants Administrator
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    Neff, Peter


      Interests: Glaciology; Ice Cores; Antarctic Coastal Ice and Climate Dynamics; Polar Science; Climatology; Paleoclimatology; Geochemistry; Atmospheric Moisture and Aerosol Transport; Polar and Alpine Ice Coring


      Timothy O’Brien

      O’Brien, Timothy

      Interests: Archean-Proterozoic Layered Igneous Intrusions

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      Olugboji, Tolulope

      • Assistant Professor


      Interests: High-Resolution 3-D Earth Imaging using Seismology (Tomography, Receiver Functions, Ambient Noise Dispersion Analysis, Spectral Analysis, Model description); Application of Computational Statistics to Geophysics (Bayesian Methods); Seismic Data Analysis using High-performance Computing (Large-N Seismic Arrays and Graph Theory), Geophysical Inverse Theory (Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification).


      Vasilii Petrenko

      Petrenko, Vasilii

      • Associate Professor
      • Curriculum Coordinator, Environmental Programs


      Interests: Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate and environmental change, particularly from the perspective of atmospheric composition and chemistry.

      Robert Poreda

      Poreda, Robert J.

      • Professor


      Interests: Professor Poreda's research focuses on novel applications of noble gas chemistry to the earth sciences, in seven diverse areas.


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      Rosenzweig, Jennifer

      • Bookkeeper


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      Sette, Marissa

      • Program Coordinator


      John A. Tarduno

      Tarduno, John A.

      • Professor
      • Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences


      Interests: Paleomagnetism, Geomagnetism and Geodynamics, including rates of plate tectonic, hotspot and polar motion, mantle plume volcanism, long-term history of Earth's magnetic field (paleointensity, paleosecular variation and reversal frequency), origin of the geodynamo, magnetic shielding and planetary habitability, decay of the modern dipole magnetic field and archeomagnetism; Cretaceous climate; environmental magnetism.

      Dustin Trail

      Trail, Dustin

      • Assistant Professor

      Interests: Experimental geochemistry; early Earth - including understanding the origin(s) of the oldest terrestrial rocks and minerals; planetary geology; astrobiology; lunar geochemistry; "water" in nominally anhydrous minerals; isotope geochemistry and geochronology of accessory minerals; redox chemistry of magmas, fluids, and minerals - including the application of synchrotron-based techniques


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      Weber, Thomas

      • Assistant Professor


      Interests: Ocean biogeochemical cycles, trace element oceanography, marine ecosystems and their response to climate change