JAMES C. ZACHOS, University of California, Santa Cruz

Much of James Zachos’s research has centered on ocean, climate, and carbon cycle dynamics during the past 65 million years, with a specific focus on periods of extreme warming. He reconstructs past ocean temperature and carbon chemistry via analysis of microfossils recovered from deep-sea sediment archives. Professor of earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is recipient of the 2016 Milutin Milankovic Medal of the European Geosciences Union for outstanding research in long-term climate change. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (recipient, Emiliani Award for scientific contributions to the understanding of past oceans and climates), the Geological Society of America, and the California Academy of Sciences.


SCHEDULE OF VISITS

January 25-26, 2018 
     Furman University, Greenville, SC 
 
February 12-13, 2018
     Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

February 21-22, 2018
     Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

February 26-27, 2018
     Haverford College, Haverford, PA 

March 1-2, 2018
     St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY


LECTURE TOPICS 

Greenhouse Warming and Intensification of the Hydrologic Cycle in Deep Time: Lessons for the Future 

A Geologic Perspective on Ocean Acidification: The Causes and Consequences 
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