Maxwell Cunningham
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Maxwell
Cunningham
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Contact Information
302B Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8944

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(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

Geomorphology, Glacial Geology, Hydrology

I'm best labeled as a geomorphologist. Landscapes are, in part, a product of erosion, and my work aims to decipher clues about the patterns and rates of erosion recorded in landforms.

Erosion is especially dynamic in rugged landscapes, so as a geomorphologist I'm particularly drawn to high-mountain regions. I'm currently focused on a few tropical mountain belts, specifically those that show signs of glacial erosion. My work uses a combination of terrrestrial cosmogenic nuclide methods and remote sensing to describe the timing and nature of glacial erosion in these landscapes. 

Education
B.S.
College of William and Mary
2013
Kassandra Costa
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Kassandra
Costa
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
Contact Information
107 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8454

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(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, marine biogeochemistry

My research interests involve the application of major elements, trace elements and isotopes to investigate the interface between climate, biogeochemistry, and the environment. I am particularly interested in the tropics, and my recent projects have included stable isotope (dD) geochemistry in Ethiopia, redox (Fe, Cr, U) variability in Indonesia, and productivity and dust (231Pa/230Th, 232Th, d15N) fluctuations in the Central Equatorial Pacific. In my upcoming work, I will investigate the relationship between volcanism and global climate change at orbital timescales by tracking changes in hydrothermal vent activity as recorded in marine sediment cores from the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

Education
Sc. B.
Brown University
05/2012
Selected Publications:
Hydrological connectivity and mixing of Lake Towuti, Indonesia in response to paleoclimatic changes over the last 60,000 years, Costa, K.; Russell, J.; Vogel, H.; Bijaksana, S. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Submitted)
Isotopic reconstruction of the African Humid Period and Congo Air Boundary migration at Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Costa, K.; Russell, J.; Konecky, B.; Lamb, H. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 83 p.: 58-67 (2014)
Glacial forcing of central Indonesian hydroclimate since 60,000 yr B.P, Russell, J.M.; Vogel, H.; Konecky, B.L.; Bijaksana, S.; Huang, Y.; Melles, M.; Wattrus, N.; Costa, K.; King, J.W. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science p.: 2-7 (2014)
Steven Boswell
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Steven
Boswell
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
Contact Information
215 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8302

Fax: 

(845) 365-8155
Ryan Abernathey
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Ryan
Abernathey
Assistant Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Contact Information
205C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8185

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(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

physical oceanography, ocean circulation, climate dynamics, mesoscale eddies, mixing and transport

My primary research interests are:

  • The role of ocean circulation (particularly the Southern Ocean) in the climate system
  • Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and its overturning circulation
  • Mixing and transport by ocean eddies

 

Education
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
02/2012
B.A.
Middlebury College
06/2004
SONYA DYHRMAN
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Sonya
Dyhrman
Associate Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
102E Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8165

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(845) 365-8163

I am broadly interested in how marine microbes like phytoplankton interact with their geochemical environment, where I use molecular level tools to study the intersection of microbial physiology and biogeochemistry.

Microbial oceanography group members are using a suite of genome-enabled approaches to examine the distribution and activities of marine phytoplankton, and how they influence cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. Our work often uses model cultures to understand and bound field observations made on research cruises that span the from polar to tropical systems. This research emphasis provides advanced training for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars and it is also used as a framework for the development and implementation of inquiry-based educational activities for children.

Education
Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
11/1999
B.A.
Dartmouth College
06/1994
Hugh Ducklow
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Hugh
Ducklow
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
208 Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8167

Fax: 

(845) 365-8163

Fields of interest: 

Ecosystems ecology, marine and global biogeochemistry, microbial ecology
Education
PhD
Harvard University
05/1977
MS
Harvard University
05/1974
AB
Harvard College
05/1972
Selected Publications:
The Freshwater System West of the Antarctic Peninsula: Spatial and Temporal Changes, Meredith, M.P.; Venables, H. J.; Clarke, A.; Ducklow, H. W.; Erickson, M.; Leng, M. J.; Lenaerts, J. T. M.; van den Broeke, Mi. R. Journal of Climate, Volume: 26 p.: 1669-84 (2013)
A metaproteomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctic Peninsula coastal surface waters, Williams, T. J,; Long, E.; Evans, F.; DeMaere, M. Z.; Lauro, F. M.; Raftery, M. J.; Ducklow, H. W.; Grzymski, J. J.; Murray, A. E.; Cavicchioli, R. ISME Journal, Volume: 6 p.: 1883-1900 (2013)
Time series of vertical flux of zooplankton fecal pellets on the continental shelf of the western Antarctic Peninsula, Gleiber, M. R.; Steinberg, D. K.; Ducklow, H. W. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Volume: 471 p.: 23-36 (2012)
What is the metabolic status of the oligotrophic ocean, Ducklow, H. W.; Doney, S. C. Annual Review of Marine Science, Volume: 5 p.: 15.1-15.9 (2012)
Marine pelagic ecosystems: The West Antarctic Peninsula, Ducklow, H. W.; Baker, K.; Martinson, D. G.; Quetin, L. B.; Ross, R. M.; Smith, R. C.; Stammerjohn, S. E.; Vernet, M.; Fraser, W. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences Jan 29, Volume: 362, Issue: 1477 p.: 67-94 (2007)
Production and Fate of Bacteria in the Oceans, Ducklow, H. W. Bioscience, Volume: 33, Issue: 8 p.: 494-501 (1983)
Nandini Ramesh
Personal Information
Nandini
Ramesh
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Contact Information
105F Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8353

Fax: 

(845) 365-8157

Fields of interest: 

Climate Dynamics, Climate Predictability, Physical Oceanography, Decadal Climate Variability, Tropical Pacific, Fisheries and Climate, Complex Systems, Data Science
Education
M.Phil
Columbia University
02/2016
M.Sc.
Australian National University
12/2011
B.Sc.
University of Madras
05/2010
Nora Mascioli
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Nora
Mascioli
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Contact Information
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206A Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8319

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(845) 365-8157
Helen Janiszewski
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Helen
Janiszewski
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics
Contact Information
201B Seismology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8462

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(845) 365-8150
Selected Publications:
Crustal structure along the Aleutian island arc: New insights from receiver functions constrained by active-source data, Janiszewski, H. A.; Abers, G. A.; Shillington, D. J.; Calkins, J. A. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Volume: 14 p.: 2977–2992 (2013) doi:10.1002/ggge.20211
Darren McKee
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Darren
McKee
Graduate Research Fellow
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Ocean and Climate Physics
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103F Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8831

Fax: 

(845) 365-8157

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