Teaching and Research Faculty

All department faculty and affiliated researchers are available as potential graduate advisors.

Assistant Professor

Global ocean circulation and its role in climate; ocean turbulence and mesoscale eddies; mixing and transport processes.

(845) 365-8185
Adjunct Professor

Chemical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, paleoclimatology.

(845) 365-8508
Associate

Climate and ENSO forecasting, outreach, and training.

(845) 680-4447
Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Ice sheet dynamics and mass balance; continental dynamics; estuarine processes; linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology.

(845) 365-8827
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Tropical climate: dynamics of ITCZs and monsoons. Past and future anthropogenic climate change, especially over Africa. Adaptation to climate change in developing countries.

(845) 365-8512
Adjunct Associate Professor

Using field surveys, hyperspectral remote sensing and bioacoustics to better understand the multi-trophic level consequences of climate change, invasive species and urbanization.

(845) 365-8480
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Soils, aqueous geochemistry, sediment redox cycling, biogeochemistry, mineralogy, applications of spectroscopy in earth sciences.

(845) 365-8659
Newberry Professor

Using isotopes to better understand the role of the oceans in climate change.

(845) 365-8413
Adjunct Professor

Development of theoretical models for processes that affect the solid earth.

(845) 365-8592
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Dendrochronology, dendroclimatology; tropical forest ecosystems; arctic treeline studies.

(845) 365-8782
G. Unger Vetlesen Professor Emeritus of Earth & Climate Sciences

Tropical oceanography, climate modeling, paleoclimate, impacts of climate on society, El Niño forecasting, data analysis methods.

(845) 365-8344
Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor

Marine geophysics; mid-ocean ridges; multi-channel seismics; Hudson estuary.

(845) 365-8895
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Marine geophysics, seismic imaging, submarine active fault systems, mid-ocean ridges.

Associate Research Scientist, NASA/GISS

Pre-Quaternary paleoclimate modeling; mid-Pliocene global warming; improving accessibility to complex computer climate models.

(212) 678-5644
Adjunct Research Scientist

Marine optics, phytoplankton photosynthesis, pigments and community structure, biogeochemical processes in the ocean, fluorescence, laser spectroscopy.

Lamont Research Professor

Tropical/subtropical ocean modeling; air-sea interaction and ENSO prediction; coastal ocean dynamics; Antarctic climate variability and sea-ice prediction; oceanic application of satellite remote-sensing.

Lamont Research Professor

Environmental geochemistry; role of particles in the transport, behavior and fate of chemical contaminants; public health.

(845) 365-8893
Professor

Sedimentary geology and tectonics.

(845) 365-8180
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Solid Earth Geochemistry and Dynamics.

(845) 365-8712
Professor

Public health, populations, infectious diseases, mathematical models, demography, ecology, epidemiology, population genetics.

(212) 327-8883
Ewing Lamont Research Professor

Statistical modeling of tree rings; climate reconstructions from tree rings; extracting weak signals from noisy data.

(845) 365-8618
Lamont Assistant Research Professor
(845) 365-8368
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Interplay between large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere; spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems.

(845) 365-8687
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

My research is geared toward understanding global climate change, including current anthropogenic driven changes and past changes to the Earth System.  I investigate the natural modes and underlying forcing mechanisms of past climate variability, with the goal...

(845) 365-8654
Lamont Research Professor

Dendrochronology, dendroclimatology; Arctic treeline studies; tropical dendroclimatology.

(845) 365-8617
Lamont Research Professor

Positional and physical geodesy using space-based and satellite techniques; applications of space geodesy to studies of geophysics, climate, ice sheets, glacier dynamics and kinematics, and the atmosphere.

(845) 365-8425
Lamont Research Professor

Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, climate variability and change.

(845) 365-8640
Professor

Using stable isotopic and trace metal (Mg/Ca) analyses of marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate.

(845) 365-8483
Professor
(845) 365-8167
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Understanding the role of microorganisms as agents of biogeochemical transformations, and the reciprocal role of nutrients availability on the distribution, growth and productivity of microplankton.

(845) 365-8774
Professor

Microbial oceanography; environmental genomics; microbial biogeochemistry, phytoplankton physiological ecology; phosphorus cycling; ocean acidification; climate; eutrophication; harmful algal blooms.

(845) 365-8165
Adjunct Professor

Extraterrestrial rocks and cosmochemistry; thermodynamic modeling of the equilibrium distribution of elements between gas, liquid, and solid mineral phases at high temperatures.

212-769-8381
Professor

Earth systems.

(845) 365-8550
Professor

Global earthquake seismology, including detailed study of individual earthquake ruptures, and the relationship between seismicity and large scale tectonic deformation of the crust and mantle over geologic time.

(845) 365-8427
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, borehole geophysics.

(845) 365-8639
Professor

Interactions among regional air pollution, global atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the biosphere; chemistry-climate and tropospheric chemistry-transport modeling.

(845) 365-8580
Adjunct Professor

Vertebrate paleontology, systematics and biogeography, relationships between environmental and faunal changes through time, paleomagnetism.

(212) 769-5806
Adjunct Professor

Earthquake seismology; geodynamics.

(845) 365-8450
Adjunct Associate Professor

Climate change in the semi-arid tropics, climatic and human determinants of environmental change, impacts/vulnerability/adaptation.

(845) 680-4473
Adjunct Professor

Climate prediction, near term climate change, ENSO.

(845) 680-4430
Lamont Research Professor

Impact of climate change on phytoplankton productivity and biodiversity and on biogeochemical processes; ocean carbon cycling and air-sea CO2 fluxes.

(845) 365-8467
Lamont Research Professor
(845) 365-8674
Higgins Professor

Isotope geology.

(845) 365-8787
Professor

Ocean stratification, circulation and mixing and the ocean's role in Earth's climate system.

(845) 365-8325
Professor

Plant respiration, global carbon cycle, forest ecology.

(845) 365-8371
Curator, AMNH

Crystal chemistry; subduction zone mineralogy-petrology-geochemistry; gem deposits; high-pressure mineralogy.

212-769-5378
Professor Emeritus

Climate change history; evolutionary history of microfossils.

(845) 365-8403
Professor

Geochronology, sedimentary geochemistry, paleoclimate, continental crust evolution.

(845) 365-8417
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

The intersection of rock physics, seismology, and geodynamics.

(845) 365-8382
Associate Professor

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, biology.

(845) 365-8828
Adjunct Associate Professor

Plankton ecology; phytoplankton growth and physiology; zooplankton grazing; harmful algae; dinoflagellate blooms; physical/biological interactions; nutrient/microbial pollution of coastal waters; sea-ice algae.

(845) 365-8837
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Analyses of climate fields based on historical, instrumental and paleoclimatic data; El Nino and Southern Oscillation; ocean data assimilation; statistical studies of climate variability from observations and models.

(845) 365-8689
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Quaternary and glacial geology; geomorphology; geochronology; paleoclimatology; ice sheet dynamics; limnogeology; cosmogenic surface exposure dating.

(845) 365-8646
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor
Recently, I have added mineral carbonation and hydration in peridotite and mafic rocks to my research program. This is a reactive transport problem, very similar to the work I've done on reactive transport of melt in the upper mantle and lower crust, there are fantastic field areas where...
(845) 365-8728
Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8513
Assistant Professor

For details of my research interests visit jkingslake.

(848) 445-7049
Associate Professor
(845) 365-8604
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquakes in stable continental regions; regional seismic wave propagation; monitoring underground nuclear explosions; observational seismology.

(845) 365-8387
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Climate dynamics, climate modeling, cloud physics, cumulus parameterization.

(845) 365-8317
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Using space geodesy, specifically GPS, to study plate tectonics and earthquakes at plate boundaries.

(845) 704-2520
Lamont Research Professor

Diagnostic analysis of climate variability; climate impacts; climate predictability; ocean-atmosphere interaction.

(845) 365-8669
Adjunct Professor

Seismology; focusing on upper mantle structures.

(845) 365-8348
Lamont Assistant Research Professor
(845) 365-8616
Lamont Research Professor

Generating paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic reconstructions to place the current change in temporal context.

(845 365-8306
Adjunct Professor

Gas hydrates and methanogenesis in continental margin sediments; quantitative stratigraphy and the geological time scale; geophysical inversion methods.

(845) 365-8577
Adjunct Professor

Oceans and their role in climate; onset and termination of ice ages.

(845) 365-8830
Curator, AMNH

Petrologic evolution of layered mafic intrusions; geochemistry of the volatile elements in mafic and ultramafic systems; thermodynamics of sulfide systems; geochemistry of the platinum group elements; mantle petrology; the geochemistry of carbon; surface chemistry.

(845) 365-8699
Lamont Associate Research Professor

I have several research interests in the intersection between geology, climate change and energy.I am especially interested in geologic carbon sequestration and how fluid-gas-rock reactions can lead to secure and permanent sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide., Currently, I am working in...

(845) 365-8543
Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8562
Professor

Professor McKinley studies the mechanisms of the carbon cycle in the global oceans and Great Lakes, with her research lying at the intersection of physical and chemical oceanography. Her primary tools are numerical models and analysis of large datasets. More specifically, her research addresses...

(845) 365-8585
Professor

Paleoceanography

(845) 365-8722
Curator, AMNH

Morphology, systematics, and evolution of mammals, particularly early mammals; application of digital imaging, radiography, scanning electron microscopy, and computerized tomography to enhance observations and field work.

(212) 496-3337
Professor

Seismology, volcanology, data analysis, inverse theory.

(845) 304-5381
Adjunct Professor

Atmospheric and climate dynamics.

(212) 678-5577
Professor

Mid-ocean ridge and rift tectonics.

(845) 365-8730
Associate Professor

Glacial earthquakes.

(845) 365-8613
Research Scientist

Some of my projects include:

(845) 365-8686
Lamont Assistant Research Professor
(845) 365-8428
Adjunct Professor

Description and relationships of coelurosaurs; Asian Mesozoic fauna; theoretical methods for better understanding phylogenetic relationships and pattern in the fossil record.

(212) 769-5804
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Paleontology, stratigraphy; evolution of continental ecosystems (climate change, mass extinctions), astrochronology, chaos in the solar system.

(845) 365-8491
Lecturer

Climate change and glacier retreat, with an emphasis on water, natural hazards and the loss of iconic landscapes.

(212) 854-1543
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Terrestrial ecosystems, dendrochronology, dendroclimatology, forest ecosystems, disturbance ecology.

Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Adjunct Professor

Paleoclimate, paleoecology, climate modeling, wetland carbon storage, palynology.

(845) 365-8420
Professor

Role of sea ice in the redistribution of sediments and pollutants in the Arctic.

(845) 365-8475
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Geochemistry, igneous petrology.

(845) 365-8410
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Paleoclimatology; paleoaltimetry; organic geochemistry; isotope geochemistry.

(845) 365-8400
Professor

Atmospheric and climate dynamics; geophysical fluid dynamics; numerical methods for weather and climate modeling; planetary atmospheres.

(845) 365-8347
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Climate dynamics; climate change; hydrological cycle.

(845) 365-8631
Executive Vice President for Research

Michael Purdy assumed the role of Executive Vice President for Research on February 1, 2011.

(212) 854-1656
Adjunct Professor

Paleoclimatology, marine geology; history and causes of climate change in the Earth's past.

(845) 365-8801
Professor Emeritus

Theory of seismic wave propagation; physics of earthquakes; Earth's inner core; improvements in estimating earthquake locations; monitoring underground nuclear explosions, nuclear arms control.

(845) 365-8389
Adjunct Professor

Regional climate variability, predictability and change; probabilistic daily rainfall modeling; predictability of weather-within-climate; climate downscaling methodologies; climate risk management.

(845) 680-4491
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Magma chamber dynamics and magma transport; time scales of magmatic processes; subduction zone volcanism.

(845) 365-8635
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Biological and chemical aquatic science focusing on microbial life in the ocean and coastal waters.

(845) 365-8402
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Using field work, laboratory experiments, and numerical models to study the evolution of fault structure, strength and stability.

(845) 365-8720
Lamont Research Professor

Application of isotope physics on environmental processes; Mass spectrometry; Dynamics of earth surface processes and their interaction with climate; Paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8703
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Earthquake detection, location, repeating events, and velocity changes.

(845) 365-8826
Professor

Aqueous geochemistry, physical oceanography, climate, contaminant transport.

(845) 365-8707
Physical Scientist, NASA/GISS

Climate modeling of past, present and future.

(212) 678-5627
Professor

Tectonophysics.

(845) 365-8360
Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Hydroclimate variability and change; causes of drought; seasonal to decadal climate variability.

(845) 365-8743
Lamont Research Professor

Earthquake physics; nonlinear dynamics.

(845) 365-8380
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Rifted margins; subduction zones; wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology; multi-channel seismic reflection data.

(845) 365-8818
Adjunct Professor

Marine geophysics; remote sensing; population and environment.

347-535-4274
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Late-Holocene paleoclimatology; land-atmosphere interactions; proxy-process modeling; statistical climatology.

(845) 365-8493
Lamont Research Professor

Chemical and physical oceanography, tracing ocean circulation and mixing using anthropogenic trace gases, Arctic oceanography.

(845) 365-8566
Professor

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology.

(845) 365-8527
William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Geophysics, planetary science

(845) 365-8714
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Dynamic fluid flow, from magma migration theory to sedimentary basins and groundwater hydrology.

(845) 704-2323
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Geomorphology, tectonics, sedimentology, hydrology, tropical meteorology.

(845) 365-8742
Lamont Research Professor

Tectonics of sedimentary basins; isostasy; stratigraphic modeling; marine geophysics.

(845) 365-8479
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Magmatic fluxes in subduction zones.

(845) 365-8464
Professor

Isotope hydrology, water resources, paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8704
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Oceanography; remote sensing; bio-optics; coastal water quality.

(845) 365-8641
Higgins Professor Emeritus

Earthquake studies, control of nuclear weapons, tectonics, natural hazards.

(845) 365-8880
Adjunct Professor

CO2 cycling through oceans and atmosphere; industrial CO2 accumulation.

(845) 365-8537
Adjunct Professor

Atmospheric impacts of global climate change at regional scales; dynamics of naturally occuring and anthropogenically-forced climate changes, droughts and floods; regional climate modeling.

(845) 365-8374
Professor

Marine geophysics

(845) 365-8791
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Isotope geology, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleolimnology.

Lamont Research Professor

Geochemical cycling of trace elements in natural and perturbed environments; environmental, past climate change, and health and social sciences applications.

(845) 365-8644
Adjunct Professor

Earthquake seismology, seismotectonics of active plate boundaries, real-time seismology.

(845) 365-8538
Higgins Professor Emeritus

Examination of the chemical and physical evolution of the terrestrial planets by the methods of experimental petrology; development of new experimental techniques and new materials.

(845) 365-8658
Adjunct Professor

Marine seismology, ocean mantle dynamics, marine electromagnetism.

(845) 365-8439
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
(212) 769-5401
Associate Professor

Marine geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, tracer oceanography, dust, paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8756
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Environmental geochemistry; exposure to environmental organic contaminants and breathable particulate matter and their heath outcomes. Paleoclimate; reconstruction of paleofire history.

(845) 365-8448
Lamont Research Professor

Antarctic atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice/glacial ice fields.

(845) 365-8820
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Air-sea interaction; wave dynamics & wave breaking; effect of near-surface turbulence on heat, gas, and momentum transport; infrared remote sensing; upper-ocean, coastal and estuarine processes.

(845) 365-8547