In The News - 2008 - 2008
Professor John A. Higgins
Title: Associate Professor of Geosciences
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.
In The News
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008Congratulations to Dr. Gabrielle B. Dreyfus on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis!
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008The Department of Geosciences would like to extend a warm welcome to all of its incoming students!
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008We would just like to remind everyone that the new Fall semester begins on September 11.
Thursday, Jul 17, 2008The department would like to extend a warm welcome to Jeroen Tromp, who joins the department as Blair Professor of Geology and Professor of Applied...