Student working on a research project.

Investigating Past Climate

The goal of this research is to understand climate (temperature and precipitation) of the past several hundred thousand years ranging from orbital (hundreds of kyr) to decadal timescales. This research focuses on two sensitive regions: the Arctic and East Asia. We employ organic geochemical “biomarkers” as proxies for hydroclimate and temperature in lacustrine, marine and loess archives.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Geology, Analytical Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Climate Change
Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong communication and organizational skills, interest in geology, chemistry, and climate change, interest in working in a chemistry lab
Compensation: Academic Credit, Salary / Stipend, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Elizabeth Thomas
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Geological Sciences
Office: 126 Cooke Hall, Dept Of Geology, UB
Phone: 7166454329