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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.
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Thursday, Oct 15, 2020Environmental challenges have galvanized activity across Princeton’s campus in recent years like few other issues in our history. From physical,...
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020You can now explore the full scope of Princeton’s latest environmental research – plus the University’s legacy of environmental commitment – through...
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020Rajkrishna (Raj) Dutta *19 has been awarded an American Geophysical Union (AGU) John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award in the Mineral and Rock Physics...
Friday, Oct 9, 2020The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Emma R. Kast on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis "Development and...
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly intensifying...
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
Please join us in honoring Jennifer J. Kasbohm and Katja E. Luxem for their contributions to Service and...
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020Multiple evidence reveals the killing mechanism for the mass extinction 66 m.y. ago began 25,000 years earlier with the onset of cataclysmic Deccan...
Friday, Sep 18, 2020The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Xin Sun on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis "New Processes and...
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The season’s most intense hurricane hit the swampy coast between Houston and New Orleans and raced north.
An ingenious combination of satellite imaging, machine learning and stress analysis has revealed the Antarctic ice shelves that are most at risk of disintegrating as a result of atmospheric warming. (Lai mentioned)
Hurricanes that go from dangerous to deadly very quickly are occurring more often, research suggests.