geology      sea level      climate
About Me
I am a postdoctoral research scientist working at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, primarily with Maureen Raymo. The goal of my research is to better understand how sediments record the Earth-system response to changing boundary conditions. The information stored in the sedimentary rock record offers a broad range of past environmental variability that serves as a powerful baseline to differentiate naturally occurring change from human induced change and can reveal feedbacks that may become critically important in predicting future climate change. I investigate this sedimentary record by merging modern data science tools and models with geospatial, geochemical and stratigraphic data collected over extensive field seasons. My PhD research focused specifically on the relationships between sea level fall, diagenesis, and the global carbon cycle during the late Paleozoic Ice Age. More recent projects include: developing a quantitative framework to extract relative sea level change from facies transitions in vertically stacked carbonate strata, and a new field project that aims to refine the mantle viscosity assumptions used to interpret the sedimentary record of sea level during the last interglacial.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University     61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY, 10964, USA     blake.c.dyer at