Peter B. deMenocal

Professor
Peter B. deMenocal
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
207 Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US

Phone: 

(845) 365-8483

Fax: 

(845) 365-8150

Fields of interest: 

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Research Statement: 

I study marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate. Our group primarily uses stable isotopic and trace metal (Mg/Ca) analyses of foraminifera and terrigenous sediment geochemistry to investigate how and why climates have changed in the past. Recent research projects include: Holocene climate and ocean circulation variability

Some of my projects include:

  • African climate change and Human evolution ( details )
  • Holocene climate variability ( details )
  • Abrupt onset and termination of the African Humid Period ( details )
  • Cultural responses to Holocene climate changes ( details )
  • Mollusc geochemistry and reconstructing seasonal to multiannual records of coastal oceean temperatures ( details)

 

 

Education
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
Ph.D. (Geology)
Columbia University
1991
M.S. (Oceanography)
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
1986
B.S. (Geology) cum laude
St. Lawrence University
1982
Disciplines