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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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Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020

Most people only hear about seismometers in the context of big earthquakes or volcanoes, but the sensitive instruments detect much gentler movements as well.

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

In this two-part virtual workshop, Prof. John Higgins and artists Ian van Coller and Todd Anderson will discuss their collaborative work on an expedition to Antarctica in 2018.  Both the scientific team and artists were funded by the NSF. This workshop is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, yet open to the University community.

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Research Associate Wenchang Yang, who has been recognized as one of the Outstanding Reviewers for 2019 by the American Geophysical Union.

Monday, Jun 22, 2020
With great sadness the Department notes the passing of Rose Rozich Bonini at the age of 94.  Rose and her late husband Prof. William “Bill” Bonini (’48 *49, faculty 1942-1996) were at the heart of the Department for over 40 years.  They were part of the greater Princeton community for over 60 years.
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected seven Princeton University graduate students as 2020 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment. The awardees are Francisco Carrillo, Eunah Han, Julie Kim, Aleksander Musiał, Daniel Ruth, Joanna Schneider, and Kewei Zhao.