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Allison W. Jacobel
WHOI Guest Student (Summer 2009)
Macalester College (2011)
Majors: Geology and Environmental Studies

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Research Interests

            Last summer (2008) I took part in a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Texas at Austin.  In Texas, I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Terrence Quinn, where I used the geochemistry of corals to reconstruct Holocene climate change.  At the end of the summer I created a poster on ‘Evaluating the Effect of Coral Topography on the Climate Singal in Porites Spp.’ and presented it at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. 

            My summer in Texas helped solidify my interests in paleoclimatology and oceanography and focus my research on archives of climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum.  This summer Dr. Oppo and I (in collaboration with Dr. Eglinton) will be working on a core-top survey of marine sediment taken from the Makassar Strait and other locations in the Indonesian Throughflow. Using these sediments we hope to develop records of paleo-upwelling and aridity using the bio-markers cholesterol, dinosterol and levoglucosan. 

Delia W. Oppo

Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics Department

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Fax: +1 508 457 2187                                                    
Work: 508 289 2681                   

Research Interests

I study past climate change, with an emphasis on the role of the oceans. I am interested in deepwater variability during the Holocene and deglaciation, deepwater geometry of the last glacial maximum, interglacial climates, and Western Pacific climate during the last 20,000 years. 

 I am currently working on past climate and oceanography of the Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on the Holocene.  I'm also involved in reconstructing climate changes during the last several centuries to millennia, using both corals and sediment archives.

Dr. Oppo's Homepage

Tim I. Eglinton

Department Chair
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Senior Scientist

Office Phone: 508 289 2164
Fax: +1 508 457 2164

Research Interests
Diagenetic transformations and organic carbon preservation mechanisms in marine sediments; structural investigations of complex high molecular weight components of dissolved and particulate matter; organic sulfur geochemistry; relationship between contemporary and ancient organic-rich sedimentary rocks (with respect to petroleum generation and paleoenvironment reconstruction); development and application of analytical techniques for the characterization of sedimentary organic matter; application of molecular isotopes to geochemical problems; molecular isotopic (carbon 13 and 14, deuterium/hydrogen, surfur 34) studies of organic matter; paleoceanography.

Dr. Eglinton's Homepage

Daniel Montlucon

Research Associate
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: 508 289 2821
Fax: +1 508 457 2164

Research Interests
Sources, behaviors, and fates of organic compounds in the environment; use of organic markers to understand past and present biogeochemical processes; refining and adapting analytical techniques for isotopic or organic traces studies.

Last updated: September 3, 2009

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