Exciting research opportunities in isotope geochemistry and paleoclimatology
The Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, is searching for a
graduate student to study paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental change using
the latest development in isotope techniques, namely, compound-specific
hydrogen isotope analysis. The project is funded by the NSF. In
collaboration with Brown researchers, the student will use the
hydrogen-isotopic composition for lacustrine biomarkers to reconstruct the
changes in past temperatures and hydrology of North American lakes. We will
take advantage of the known and estimated patterns of present and past
climate variables in eastern North America to calibrate dD values for
selected biomarkers as estimates for climate change. Background in organic
chemistry and isotopic geochemistry is desirable but not required. The
student will be jointly supervised by Prof. Yongsong Huang and Prof.
Thompson Webb III. Course work and training will cover the multiple fields
of organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, palynology, paleolimnology
and paleoclimatology. For more information, please contact Yongsong Huang
(email: [log in to unmask], Tel: 401-863-3822), or Tom Webb (Email:
[log in to unmask], Tel: 401 863-3128), or visit departmental web
site (http://www.geo.brown.edu/index.html and the Quaternary Environments
web site (http://www.geosociety.org/pubs/gsatoday/gsat0004.htm).
We look forward to hearing from you.