Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Valier Galy
Valier Galy's photoValier Galy
Associate Scientist
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 2340
Building: Fye 107D

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 04
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

♦ Masters degree of Engineering, Ecole National Superieure de Geologie de Nancy, France, 2003 ♦ Masters degree of Reaserch, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, 2003 ♦ Ph.D., CRPG-CNRS, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France, 2007

Main research interests

My research focuses on multiple aspects of biogeochemistry from terrestrial and oceanic C cycle to deep biosphere and paleo-climate. This includes:

  • Fluvial transfer of organic carbon from continental reservoirs to the ocean.
  • Impact of climate change on the dynamics of terrestrial organic carbon cycling.
  • Deep biosphere, role of microbial communities in sedimentary systems.
  • Carbon cycling in the Critical Zone.
  • Radiocarbon dating (compound specific, ramped pyrolysis/oxidation), new dating techniques.
  • Developing paleo-climate proxies, e.g. compound specific stable isotopic measurements.
  • Relationships between erosion, tectonics and climate over long timescales.

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