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About Peter B. de Menocal

Peter B. de Menocal is the eleventh president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, effective Oct. 1, 2020. A marine geologist and paleoclimatologist, de Menocal's research uses deep-sea ocean sediments as archives of how and why Earth's ocean and climate have changed in the past in order to predict how they may change in the future.

Prior to assuming leadership of WHOI, de Menocal was the Thomas Alva Edison/Con Edison Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. In 2015, he became the founding director of Columbia's Center for Climate & Life, a research accelerator of 120 scientists and other experts dedicated to understanding how climate affects life's essentials-the security of food, water, and shelter-and to exploring sustainable energy solutions in partnership with industry, finance, and government.

From 2016 to 2019, De Menocal served as Columbia's Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, overseeing 240 faculty across the university's nine scientific departments. During his tenure as dean, de Menocal developed and carried out a strategic plan that helped double philanthropic support for the sciences at Columbia, significantly increase success in winning large center and institute awards, and increase faculty hiring rates for women and under-represented minorities in the natural sciences.

De Menocal has published more than 150 scientific papers over his decades-long career in oceanography. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AGU Emiliani lecturer, a Lenfest Columbia Distinguished Faculty award, and a Distinguished Brooksian award. He earned a doctorate in geology from Columbia University and a master's degree in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Lawrence University.

de Menocal Publications


120.     Rustic, G.T., Polissar, P.J., Ravelo, A.C. et al. Relationship between individual chamber and whole shell Mg/Ca ratios in Trilobatus sacculifer and implications for individual foraminifera palaeoceanographic reconstructions. Sci Rep 11, 463 (2021).

119.     Lupien, R., Russell, J., Subramanian, A., Kinyajiu, R., Uno, K., deMenocal, P., Potts, R. The history of eastern African environmental variation and its role in the evolution and technological advancement of Homo since 1 Ma. J. Human Evolution.


118.     Potts, R. et al., Increased ecological resource variability during a critical transition in hominin evolution. Science Advances 2020.

117.     Polissar, P., Rose, C., Uno, K., Phelps, S., deMenocal, P., Reply to: Multiple drivers of Miocene C4 ecosystem expansion. Nature Geoscience. 2020.

116.     Pausata, F., Gaetani, M., Messori, G., Berg, A., de Souza, D., Sage, R., deMenocal, P.B., The Greening of the Sahara: Past Changes and Future Implications. One Earth. (2020)


115.     Mellon, S, Kienast, M., Algar, C., deMenocal, P., Kienast, S., Marchitto, T., Moros, M., Thomas, H., Foraminifera trace anthropogenic CO2 in the NW Atlantic by 1950. Geophysical Research Letters. (2019) https://10.1029/2019GL084965

114.     Polissar, P., Rose, C., Uno, K., Phelps, S., deMenocal, P.B. Reply to 'Comment to Polissar et al. 'Synchronous rise of African C4 ecosystems 10 million 2 years ago in the absence of aridification'' Nature Geoscience (2019).

113.     Karas, C., Goldstein, S.L., deMenocal, P.B. Evolution of Antarctic Intermediate Water during the Plio-Pleistocene and implications for global climate. Quat. Sci. Reviews (2019).

112.     Dai, Y., Yu, J., deMenocal, P., Hayams-Kaphzan, O. Influences of temperature and secondary environmental parameters on planktonic foraminiferal Mg/Ca: A new core‐top calibration. G-cubed (2019)

111.     Goldsmith, Y., Polissar, P., deMenocal., P.B., Broecker, W.S., Leaf wax dD and d13C in soils record hydrological and environmental information across a climatic gradient in Israel. JGR, Biosciences. (2019).
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110.     Dieno, A., deMenocal, P., King, J., C. Brenhin Keller, Erik Brown, Anna Behrensmeyer, Clifford Heil,. Rene Dommain, Jessica Moerman, Richard Potts, Emily Beverly, Mona Stockhecke. Chronostratigraphic model of a high-resolution drill core record of the past million years from the Koora Basin, south Kenya Rift: Overcoming the difficulties of variable sedimentation rate and hiatuses. Quat. Res. Sci. 215, 213-231. (2019)

109.     Polissar, P., Rose, C., Uno, K., Phelps, S., deMenocal, P.B. Synchronous rise of African C4 ecosystems 10 million years ago in the absence of aridification. Nature Geoscience (2019)

108.     Carrion, J.S., Scott, L., deMenocal, P.B. Paleofloras, paleovegetation, and human evolution. Rev. Paleobotany and Palynology (2019)

107.     Yasuhara, M., deMenocal, Dwyer, G., Cronin, T., Okahashi, H., Huang, M. North Atlantic intermediate water variability over the last 20,000 years. Geology. (2019)

106.     deMenocal, P.B., 2019. Obituary: Wallace Smith Broecker. Nature. (2019) doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00993-2

105.     Gallagher, S.J., and P.B. deMenocal. 2019. Finding dry spells in ocean sediments. Oceanography32(1):60-63. (2019)


104.     Scerri, E. et al. Did our species evolve in subdivided populations across Africa, and why does it matter? TREE, 2399 (2018). DOI:


103.     Clement, B, et al. A tribute to Mike Storms. Oceanography, 30 (2), 11. (2017)

102.     McGee, D.M. and deMenocal, P.B. The African Humid Period recorded in multi-proxy data: Climatic signatures and cultural consequences. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.(2017)

101.     Tierney, J.E., deMenocal, P.B., Zander, P.D., 2017. A climatic context for the out-of-Africa migration. Geology. doi:10.1130/G39457.1 (2017)

100.     Goldsmith, Y., Broecker, W.S., Xu., H., Polissar, P., deMenocal, P.B., Porat, N., Peng, C., Zhou, W., An, Z. Reply to Liu et al: East Asian summer monsoon rainfall dominates Lake Dali lake area changes. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1703511114. (2017).

99.       Ezat, M., Rasmussen, T.L., Hönisch, B., Groeneveld, J., deMenocal, P.B. A 135 kyr record of shallow subsurface pCO2 and nutrient levels from the Norwegian Sea. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14498. (2017).

98.       Karas, C., Nürnberg, D., Tiedemann, R., Bahr, A., Groeneveld, J., Herrle, J.O., deMenocal, P.B. Pliocene oceanic seaways and global climate. Scientific Reports, 10.1038/srep39842  (2017).

97.       Tierney, J.E., Pausata, F.S.R., deMenocal, P.B. Rainfall dynamics of the Green Sahara. Science Advances. Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1601503. (2017).

96.       Goldsmith, Y., Broecker, W.S., Xu., H., Polissar, P., deMenocal, P.B., Porat, N., Peng, C., Zhou, W., An, Z. Northward extent of East Asian monsoon covaries with intensity on orbital and millennial timescales. PNAS, doi/10.1073/pnas.1616708114 (2017).


95.       Goldsmith, Y., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Polissar, P., deMenocal, P.B., Broecker, W.S. The modern and LGM hydrological cycles of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant from a water isotope perspective. EPSL. 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.017 (2016).

94.       Uno, Kevin T, Pratigya J Polissar, Kevin E Jackson, and Peter B deMenocal. 2016. "Neogene Biomarker Record of Vegetation Change in Eastern Africa." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.1521267113 . doi:10.1073/pnas.1521267113. (2016).

93.       Uno, K.T., Polissar, P.J., Kahle, E., Feibel, C., Harmand, S., Roche, H., deMenocal, P.B., A Pleistocene paleovegetation record from plant‑wax biomarkers from the Nachukui Formation, West Turkana, Kenya. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 371: 20150235. (2016)

92.       Rose, C., Polissar, P., Tierney, J.A., Filley, T., deMenocal, P.B. Changes in Northeast African Hydrology and Vegetation Associated with Pliocene-Pleistocene Sapropel Cycles. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 371: 20150243. (2016).

91.       Williams, R.H., McGee, D., Kinsley, C., Ridley, D.A., Hu, S., Fedorov, A., Tal, I., Murray, R., deMenocal, P.B. Glacial to Holocene changes in trans-Atlantic Saharan dust transport and dust-climate feedbacks. Science Advances, 10.1126/sciadv.1600445 (2016).

90.       deMenocal, P.B. and Stringer, C. Climate and the peopling of the world. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature19471. (2016).


89.       Bradtmiller, L., McGee, D., Awaly, M., Evers, J., Yerxa, H., Kinsley, C., deMenocal, P.B. Changes in biological productivity along the northwest African margin over the past 20,000 years. Paleoceanography, 10.1002/2015PA002862 (2015).

88.       Tierney, J.E., Pausata, F.S.R., deMenocal, P.B. Deglacial evolution of the Arabian Sea and the impact on the Indian monsoon. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2603 (2015).

87.       Tierney, J.E., Ummenhofer, C., deMenocal, P.B., Past and future rainfall in the Horn of Africa. Science Advances, 2015;1:e1500682. (2015).

86.       deMenocal, P.B. The End of the Humid Period. Nature Geoscience 8, 86-87 (2015).


85.       deMenocal, P.B. Climate Shocks. Scientific American. Sept. 2014 issue, pp. 48-53. (2014).

84.       Otto-Bliesner, O., Russell, J.M., Clark, P.U., Liu, Z., Overpeck, J.T., Konecky, B., deMenocal, P.B., Nicholson, S.E., He, F., Lu, Z., Coherent Changes of Northern and Eastern Equatorial Africa Rainfall During the Last Deglaciation. Science. (2014)

83.       Morley, A., Rosenthal, Y., deMenocal, P.B., Ocean-atmosphere climate shift during the mid-to-late Holocene transition. 2014. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388, pp. 18-26. (2014).


82.       deMenocal, P.B., 2013. Marine sediment records of African climate change: Progress and puzzles. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, from Treatise on Geochemistry (Second Edition), Volume 14, 2014, Pages 99-108. (2013)

81.       Cleroux, C., deMenocal, P.B., Arbuszewski, J., Linsley, B. 2013. Reconstructing the upper water column thermal structure in the Atlantic Ocean. Paleoceanography, 28, pp. 1-14.  (2013)

80.       Tierney, J.E., deMenocal, P.B., Abrupt shifts in Horn of Africa hydroclimate and the influence of the Indian Ocean. Science. doi 10.1126/science.1240411 (2013)

79.       Arbuszewski, J., deMenocal, P.B., Cleroux, C., Bradtmiller, L., Mix, A.C. Meridional shifts of the Atlantic intertropical convergence zone since the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1961. (2013)

78.       Hönisch, B, Allen, K., Lea, D., Spreo, H., Eggins, S., Arbuszewski, J., deMenocal, P., Rosenthal, Y., Russel, A., Elderfield, H. 2013. The influence of salinity on Mg/Ca in planktic foraminifers - evidence from cultures, core-top sediments and complementary d18O. GCA, 121, pp. 196-213. (2013)

77.       Hathorne, E., Alex Gagnon, Thomas Felis, Jess Adkins, Ryuji Asami, Wim Boer, Nicolas Caillon, David Case, Kim Cobb, Eric Douville, Peter deMenocal, Anton Eisenhauer, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg, Walter Geibert, Steven Goldstein, Konrad A. Hughen, Mayuri Inoue, Hodaka Kawahata, Martin Kölling, Florence Le Cornec, Braddock Linsley, Helen McGregor, Paolo Montagna, Intan Nurhati, Terrence Quinn, Jacek Raddatz, Helene Rebaubier, Laura Robinson, Aleksey Sadekov, Robert Sherrell, Daniel Sinclair, Sandy Tudhope, Gangjian Wei, Henri Wong, Henry Wu, Chen-Feng You. 2013. Inter-laboratory study for coral Sr/Ca and other element/Ca ratio measurements. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., (2013).

76.       deMenocal, P.B., 2013. Marine Sediment Records of African Climate Change: Progress and Puzzles. Treatise on Geochemistry (2nd Edition). (2013).

75.       McGee, D., deMenocal, P.B., Winckler, G., Stuut, J.-B., Bradtmiller, L. I.. The magnitude, timing and abruptness of changes in North African dust deposition over the last 20,000 years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 371-372, pp. 163-176. (2013)

74.       Wu, H.C., Linsley, B.K., Dassie, E., Schiralde, B., deMenocal, P.B. 2013. Oceanographic variability in the South Pacific convergence zone region over the last 210 years from multi-site coral Sr/Ca records. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14 (5) doi:10.1029/2012GC004293. (2013).


73.       deMenocal, P.B., Tierney, J.E. African Humid Periods paced by Earth's orbital changes. Nature Education 3(7):12. (2012)


72.       Cobb, K., deMenocal, P., Schwartz, S., Vermeer, M. Schmidt Receives 2011 Climate Communication Prize. EOS 93(3), p. 33. (2011).

71.       Humphris, S., deMenocal, P., Edwards, K., Fisher, A., Saffer, D. The Need for Ocean Drilling. EOS. (2011)

70.       Cleroux, C., deMenocal, P.B., Guilderson, T. Deglacial radiocarbon history of tropical Atlantic thermocline waters: absence of CO2 reservoir purging signal. Quat. Sci. Rev. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.04.015 (2011)

69.       deMenocal, P.B. Climate and Human Evolution. Science, 311, pp. 540-541. (2011)


68.       Arbuszewski, J.A., deMenocal, P.B., Kaplan, A., Farmer, E.C. On the fidelity of shell-derived d18Oseawater estimates. Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.10.0 (2010).

67.       Committee on the Earth System Context for Hominin Evolution (13 coauthors incl. P. deMenocal).  "Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution" National Research Council of the National Academies Report. National Academies Press, 115 pp. (2010).


66.       deMenocal, P.B. Chapter 1: Taking the Temperature of the Planet, in Climate Change: Picturing the Science. Edited by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe. W.W. Norton Publishing, pp. 19-44 (2009).

65.       deMenocal, P.B. Chapter 7: Studying Climate, in Climate Change: Picturing the Science. Edited by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe. W.W. Norton Publishing, pp. 19-44 (2009).

64.       Cole, J., Goldstein, S., deMenocal, P.B., Hemming, S., Grousset, F. Contrasting compositions of Saharan dust in the eastern Atlantic Ocean during the last deglaciation and African Humid Period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, pp. 257-266, 2009.


63.       Feakins, S. and deMenocal, P.B. Global and African regional climate during the Cenozoic, in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, Editors: Werdelin, L. and Sanders. B.

62.       deMenocal, P.B.. Africa on the Edge. Nature Geoscience, 1, pp. 650-651, 2008.

61.       Greaves, M. et al. Interlaboratory comparison study of calibration standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca thermometry. Geochem., Geophys., and Geosystems, 9(8), Q08010, doi:10.1029/2008GC001974, 2008.

60.       Yashuhara, M., Cronin, T. M., deMenocal, P. B., Okahashi, H., and Linsley, B. K. (2008). Abrupt climate change and collapse of deep-sea ecosystems. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sciences 105, 1556-1560.


59.       Hendy, E.J., Gagan, M.K., Lough, J.M., McCoulloch, M., deMenocal, P.B. The impact of skeletal dissolution and secondary aragonite on trace element and isotopic proxies in Porites corals. Paleoceanography, 22, PA4101, doi:10.1029/2007PA001462, 2007.

58.       Feakins, S., Brown, F.H., and deMenocal, P.B. Plio-Pleistocene Microtephra in DSDP Site 231, Gulf of Aden. J. African Earth Sciences, 48, pp. 341-352, 2007.

57.       Liu, Z., Yi Wang, Robert Gallimore, Francoise Gasse, Thomas Johnson, Peter deMenocal, Jess Adkins, Michael Notaro, I. Colin Prentice, John Kutzbach, Robert Jacob, Pat Behling, Lihua Wang, Everest Ong. Simulating the Transient Evolution and Abrupt Change of Northern Africa Atmosphere-Ocean-Terrestrial Ecosystem in the Holocene. Quat. Sci. Rev, 26 (13-14), pp. 1818-1837, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.03.002, 2007.

56.       Farmer, E. C., A. Kaplan, P. B. de Menocal, and J. Lynch-Stieglitz (2007), Corroborating ecological depth preferences of planktonic foraminifera in the tropical Atlantic with the stable oxygen isotope ratios of core top specimens, Paleoceanography, 22, PA3205, doi:10.1029/2006PA001361.

55.       Feakins, S., Eglinton, T., deMenocal, P.B. A comparison of biomarker records of Northeast African vegetation from lacustrine and marine sediments ca. 3.4 Ma. Organic Geochemistry 38 (2007) 1607-1624.


54.       Koutavas, A., deMenocal, P.B., Olive, G.C., Lynch-Steiglitz, J. Mid-Holocene ENSO attenuation and background La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Geology, 34 (12), pp. 993-996, 2006.

53.       Fedorov, A, Dekens, P., McCarthy, M, Ravelo, A., deMenocal, P., Barreiro, M., Pacanowski, R., Philander, G. The Pliocene Paradox: Mechanisms for a permanent El Nino. Science, 312, pp. 1485-1489. 2006.

52.       Linsley, B.K., Kaplan, A., Gouriou, Y., Salinger, J., deMenocal, P.B., Wellington, G.M., Howe, S.S. Tracking the extent of the South Pacific Convergence Zone since 1619 AD. Geochem., Geophys., and Geosystems, 7(4). Q05003, doi:10.1029/2005GC001115. 2006.

51.       Adkins, J.F. deMenocal, P.B., Eschel, G. The "African Humid Period" and the record of marine upwelling from excess 230 Th in ODP Hole 658C. Paleoceanography, 21, pp. 1-14. 10.1029/2005PA001200, 2006.


50.       Feakins, S.J., deMenocal, P.B., Eglinton, T.I., 2005. Biomarker records of Late Neogene changes in northeast African vegetation. Geology, v. 33; no. 12; p. 977-980; doi: 10.1130/G21814.1. 2005.

49.       deMenocal, P.B. and Cook, E.P. Agents of Collapse: Megadroughts in the American West (Book review: Collapse, by Jared Diamond). Current Anthropology, v46, S5, pp. S91-100. 2005.

48.       Farmer, E.C., deMenocal, P.B., Marchitto, T.M. Holocene and deglacial ocean temperature variability in the Benguela upwelling region: Implications for low-latitude atmospheric circulation. Paleoceanography, 20, doi:10.1029/2004PA001049. 2005.


47.       Jansen, E., deMenocal, P., Grousset, F. Holocene climate variability - a marine perspective. Quat. Sci. Rev, 23, pp.2061-2061. 2004.

46.       deMenocal, P.B. African climate change and faunal evolution during the Pliocene-Pleistocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Frontiers). 220, 1/2, 3-24. 2004.

44.       Rosenthal, Y. et al. Interlaboratory comparison study of Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca measurements in planktonic foraminifera for paleoceanographic research. Geochem., Geophys., and Geosystems, 5 (4). doi:10.1029/2003GC000650. 2004.


43.       Marchitto, T. M. and P. B. deMenocal. Late Holocene variability of upper North Atlantic Deep Water temperature and salinity. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 4(12): 1100, doi 10.1029/2003GC000598. 2003.

42.       Zabel, M., Wagner, T., deMenocal, P. Terrigenous signals in sediments from Terrigenous Signals in Sediments of the Low-Latitude Atlantic - Indications to Environmental Variations during the Late Quaternary,  Part II: Lithogenic Matter. In "The South Atlantic in the Late Quaternary: Reconstruction of Mass Budget and Current Systems",Wefer, G., Mulitza, S. & Ratmeyer, V. (eds), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. 2003.


41.       Elliot, M., deMenocal, P., Linsley, B., Howe, S. Environmental controls on the seasonal isotopic records of Mercenaria mercenaria and potential application to paleoenvironmental studies. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems  4 (7), 2002.

40.       Cullen, H.M., A. Kaplan, R. Arko, and P.B. deMenocal, Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Middle Eastern climate and Streamflow, Climate Change, 55, 315-338, 2002.


39.       deMenocal, P.B., Cultural responses to climate change during the late Holocene, Science, 292, 667-673, 2001.

38.       D. Rind, G. Russell, G. Schmidt, S. Sheth, D. Collins,  P. deMenocal and J. Teller. Effects of glacial meltwater in the GISS Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Model: Part II: A bi-polar seesaw in Atlantic Deep Water production.. J. Geophys. Res. 106, 27355-27366. 2001.

37.       D. Rind, P. deMenocal, G. Russell, S. Sheth, D. Collins, G. Schmidt, and J. Teller. Effects of glacial meltwater in the GISS Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Model: Part I: North Atlantic Deep Water response. J. Geophys. Res. 106, 27335-27354. 2001.


36.       deMenocal, P.B., Ortiz, J., Guilderson, T., Sarnthein, M. Coherent High- and Low-Latitude Climate Variability during the Holocene Warm Period. Science, 288 (5474), 2198-2202. 2000.

35.       Cullen, H.M. and deMenocal, P.B. North Atlantic Influence on Turkish Climate and Water Supply, Int. J. Climatology, 20(8), pgs. 853-863, 2000.

34.       Cullen, H.M., P.B. deMenocal, S. Hemming, G. Hemming, F.H. Brown, T. Guilderson, and F. Sirocko, Climate change and the collapse of the Akkadian Empire: Evidence from the deep-sea, Geology, 28 (4), 379-382. 2000.

33.       deMenocal, P.B, Ortiz, J., Guilderson, T., Adkins, J., Sarnthein, M., Baker, L., and Yarusinski, M. Abrupt onset and termination of the African Humid Period: Rapid climate response to gradual insolation forcing. Quat. Sci. Rev, 19, 347-361. 2000.

32.       deMenocal, P.B., and Baker, L. Benthic stable isotope data from Sites 1014 and 1020 (0.6-1.2 Ma). Proc. ODP, Scientific Results167, 145-146. 2000.

1999 and prior

31.       deMenocal, P.B. and Brown, F.H. Pliocene tephra correlations between East African hominid localities, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea. In Climatic and Environmental Change in the Neogene of Europe, Cambridge University Press, p. 23-52. 1999.

30.       Catubig, N.R., Archer, D.E., Francois, R., deMenocal, P., Howard, W., Yu, E.-F. Global deep-sea burial rate of calcium carbonate during the Last Glacial Maximum, Paleoceanography, 13 (3), 298-310. 1998.

29.       Partridge, T., P.B. deMenocal, S. Lorentz, M. Paiker, and J. Vogel, Orbital forcing of climate over South Africa: A 200,000-year rainfall record from the Pretoria Saltpan, Quat. Sci. Rev., 16 (10), 1125-1133. 1998.

28.       deMenocal, P.B., Archer, D., Leth, P.  Pleistocene variations in Atlantic deep circulation and calcite burial: A combined data-model approach.  Proc. ODP, Scientific Results, 154,, 285-297. 1997.

27.       Bond, G., W. Showers, M. Cheseby, R. Lotti, P. deMenocal, P. Priori, H. Cullen, I. Hadjes, and E. Bonani, A pervasive, millennial-scale cycle in the North Atlantic  Holocene and Late Glacial climates, Science, 278: 1257-1266, 1997.

26.       deMenocal, P.B. and Bond, G.C.  Holocene climate less stable than previously thought. EOS, 78 (41): 447-450. 1997.

25.       deMenocal, P.B. and Rind, D. Sensitivity of subtropical African and Asian climate to prescribed boundary condition changes: Model implications for the Plio-Pleistocene evolution of low-latitude climate. In Johnson, T. and Odada, E., The Limnology, Climatology, and Paleoclimatology of West African Lakes: New York (Gordon and Breach), 57-77. 1996.

24.       Partridge, T. C., Wood, B., and deMenocal, P. B., The influence of global climatic change and regional uplift on large mammalian evolution on East and southern Africa, in Vrba, E., Denton, G., Partridge, T. C., and Burckle, L., eds., Paleoclimate and Evolution With Emphasis of Human Evolution: New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, 330-355. 1995.

23.       deMenocal, P. B., and Bloemendal, J., Plio-Pleistocene subtropical African climate variability and the paleoenvironment of hominid evolution: A combined data-model approach, in Vrba, E., Denton, G., Burckle, L., and Partridge, T., eds., Paleoclimate and Evolution With Emphasis on Human Origins: New Haven, Yale University Press, p. 262-288. 1995.

22.       Partridge, T. C., Bond, G. C., Hartnandy, C. J. H., deMenocal, P. B., and Ruddiman, W. F., Climatic effects of late Neogene tectonism and volcanism, in Vrba, E., Denton, G., Burckle, L., and Partridge, T., eds., Paleoclimate and Evolution With Emphasis on Human Origins: New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, p. 8-23. 1995.

21.       deMenocal, P.B. Plio-Pleistocene African climate. Science, 270, 53-59. 1995.

20.       Hagelberg, T.K., Bond, G., and deMenocal, P.B. Milankovitch forcing of millennial scale climatic variability during the Pleistocene. Paleoceanography, 9, 4, 545-558. 1994.

19.       deMenocal, P., Ruddiman, W., and Pokras, E., Influences of high- and low-latitude processes on African terrestrial climate:  Pleistocene eolian records from equatorial Atlantic Ocean Drilling Program site 663. Paleoceanography, 8 (2); 209-242. 1993.

18.       deMenocal, P., and Rind, D.  Sensitivity of Asian and African climate to variations in seasonal insolation, glacial ice cover, sea-surface termperature, and Asian orography. J. Geophys. Res., 98 (D4); 7265-7287. 1993.

17.       Bloemendal, J., King, J., A. Hunt, deMenocal, P., Hayashida, A.  Origin of the sedimentary magnetic record at Ocean Drilling Program Sites on the Owen Ridge, western Arabian Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 98 (B3); 4199-4219. 1993.

16.       deMenocal, P.  Loess, in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, S. Schneider (editor), Simon and Schuster. 1993.

15.       deMenocal, P., Oppo, D., Fairbanks, R., and Prell, W.  A 1.2 Myr record of mid-depth  d13C variability in the North Atlantic.   Paleoceanography, 7: 229-250. 1992.

14.       deMenocal, P., Bristow, J., and Stein, R.  Paleoclimatic applications of downhole logs: Plio-Pleistocene results from Hole 798B, Sea of Japan. In: Piscotto, K.A., Ingle, J.C. Jr., von Breymann, M.T., Barron, J., et al.  Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results, 127/128, Pt. 1: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program); 393-408. 1992.

13.       Dunbar, R., deMenocal, P.B., and Burkle, L.  Late Pliocene-Quaternary biosiliceous deposition at Site 798, Japan Sea.  In: Piscotto, K.A., Ingle, J.C. Jr., von Breymann, M.T., Barron, J., et al.  Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results, 127/128, Pt. 1: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program); 439-456. 1992.

12.       Föllmi, K., et al.  Dark-light rhythms in the sediments of the Japan Sea: Preliminary results from Site 798 with additional results from Sites 797 and 799.  In: Piscotto, K.A., Ingle, J.C. Jr., von Breymann, M.T., Barron, J., et al.  Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results, 127/128, Pt. 1: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program); 559-576. 1992.

11.       Bristow, J.F. and deMenocal, P.B.  Evaluation of geochemical log quality in ODP Hole 798B.  In: Piscotto, K.A., Ingle, J.C. Jr., von Breymann, M.T., Barron, J., et al.  Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results 127/128, Pt. 2: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program); 1021-1036. 1992.

10.       Bristow, J.F., Broglia, C., deMenocal, P.B, and Pratson, E.L.  Data Report: Geochemical logging results from the Sea of Japan Sites 798 and 799. In: Piscotto, K.A., Ingle, J.C. Jr., von Breymann, M.T., Barron, J., et al.  Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results, 127/128, Pt. 2: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program); 1395-1410. 1992.

9.         Fagel, N., Debrabant, P., deMenocal, P., Demoulin, B. Utilasation des mineraux agileux pour la reconstitution des variations paléoclimatiques a court term en Mer d'Arabie. Oceanologica Acta, 15(2); 125-136. 1992.

8.         deMenocal, P., Bloemendal, J. and King, J.  Rock-magnetic record of monsoonal dust deposition to the Arabian Sea: Evidence for a shift in the mode of deposition at 2.4 Ma. Proceed. ODP, Scientific Results, 117, 389-407. 1991.

7.         deMenocal, P., Ruddiman, W., and Kent, D.V.  Depth of post-depositional remanence acquisition: A case study of the Brunhes-Matuyama reversal and oxygen isotopic Stage 19.1.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 99;1-13. 1990.

6.         deMenocal, P. and Bloemendal, J.  High- and low-latitude climate interactions: Evidence for enhanced aridity of Asian monsoon dust source areas after 2.4 Myr from ODP Leg 117 magnetic susceptibility data.  Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Pacific Climate Workshop, 18 pp., Monteray, CA. 1990.

5.         Ingle, J., Suyehiro, K. and ODP Leg 127 and 128 Scientific Parties.  Evolution of the Japan Sea.  Nature, 346:18-20. 1990.

4.         Bloemendal, J. and deMenocal, P.  Evidence for a change in the periodicity of tropical climate cycles at 2.4 Myr from whole-core magnetic susceptibility measurements.  Nature, 342:897-899. 1989.

3.         Prell, W., Niitsuma, N., and Leg 117 Scientific Party. Milankovitch and Monsoons.  Nature331:663-664. 1988.

2.         Prell, W., Niitsuma, N., and Leg 117 Scientific Party. Leg 117 finds mountains, monsoons.  Geotimes, March, pp. 13-16. 1988.

1.         deMenocal, P.B., Laine, E.P., and Ciesielski, P., A magnetic signature of bottom-current erosion.  Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors, 51;326-358. 1988.