Faculty Spotlight

Professor John A. Higgins

Title: Associate Professor of Geosciences
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Professor John Higgins' primary research interest is the evolution of the carbon cycle and the global climate system over Earth history.  One focus has been on processes that control the chemical composition of seawater, and how those processes have changed on geologic timescales.  Another is how on the chemistry of carbonate sediments is affected by processes that occur post-deposition.  These include early diagenetic recrystallization, dolomitization and hydrothermal alteration.  The tools Prof. Higgins has employed to study these include numerical models of chemical and isotopic biogeochemical cycles, as well as analysis of traditional stable isotopes of oxygen and carbon, and new isotope systems such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

John A. Higgns, Associate Professor of Geosciences


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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011
From all of us at the Department of Geosciences, we an extended a warm welcome to the Class of 2013.
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011
A friendly reminder of the Retirement Celebration on Saturday. In-house registration will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Guyot Great Hall. In order to attend the functions, you must stop by and check-in. If you are only attending cocktails and dinner in the evening, there will be registration at Prospect.
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011
Retired Geosciences Professor, W. Jason Morgan, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, along with eight other Princeton faculty members. In winning this award, Morgan joins the ranks of one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011
"Geosciences and architecture, two of the University’s smaller departments, also attracted larger crowds than usual this spring." Excerpts from: Dec, Jonathan. "History department sees drop in sophomore concentrators." Daily Princetonian 27 Apr 2011: n. pag. Web. 27 Apr 2011.