Dorothy M. Peteet

Dorothy M. Peteet

Research Interest


Dr. Dorothy M. Peteet is an Adjunct Professor, Columbia University and Sr. Research Scientist at NASA/Goddard Institute, NY. She directs the Paleoecology Div., New Core Lab, LDEO and studies Late Pleistocene vegetational, climate, and human impact as well as carbon sequestration archived in lakes and wetland cores from peatlands, marshes, and swamps. Methods utilize pollen and spores, plant and animal macrofossils, loss-on-ignition (LOI), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), stable isotopes, and charcoal in conjunction with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating


1983-1985 National Research Council postdoc, NASA/GISS

1983 Ph.D. Biology, New York University, New York, NY

1979 M.S. Biology, New York University, New York, NY

1974 B.A. Botany, cum laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina