Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Arriving July 2017
Roger Fu will be joining the faculty of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University in July 2017. His research interests include the formation and interior evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Roger's primary tool is paleomagnetism, which he complements with geodynamical modeling.
Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences; Harvard College Professor
Ann Pearson is the Murray and Martha Ross Professor of Environmental Sciences. Her research focuses on applications of analytical chemistry, isotope geochemistry, and molecular biology to biochemical oceanography and Earth history.
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard Univ. Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, HKS; Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering
Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Professor of the Natural Sciences and co-Director of Graduate Studies
Isotope geochemistry and historical geobiology. Re-animating ancient ecosystems and ocean chemistry using stable isotope systems, chemical speciation techniques, modern microbial experiments (for calibration) and theoretical considerations.
Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Andy Knoll is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University. He received his B.A. in Geology from Lehigh University in 1973 and his Ph.D., also in Geology, from Harvard in 1977. Read more about Andrew H. Knoll
Please follow this link to an intersting Harvard Gazette article featuring the research of Professors Francis Macdonald and Robin Wordsworth on the possible origins of snowball Earth; far worse than a March snowstorm! The work focuses on the potential relationship between snowball Earth and volcanic sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere at that time.
Before joining the Knoll Group, Drew received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from Virginia Tech. As a paleontologist and geobiologist, his work focuses on fossils of complex eukaryotes in the late Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic interval (~1000-450 Ma) of the geologic record. By studying the paleobiology and paleoenvironments of these fossils, his work aims to understand the rise of animal life and its impact on the Earth system.
Please follow this link to an in-depth article in Harvard Magazine called "The Plastic Earth" featuring the research of Jerry Mitrovica on the nature of the shape of Earth, its rate of rotation, and the relationship to melting ice sheets and rising sea levels. Very interesting and informative article!
Please follow this link for a look at several new videos posted by the Harvard Museum of Natural History in relation to the new Earth and Planetary Sciences exhibition in the public galleries. Some good scientific content here featuring EPS researchers! If you have not taken the time to see the exhibit yet we encourage you to do so.
Carling joined the Mitrovica group in the summer of 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Toronto. One of the main goals of Carling’s work is to answer the important climatological question: what are the various contributors to the observed changes in sea level? Her research focuses on using statistical techniques to better understand global mean sea level during current and past warm periods, and to develop the tools necessary to extract source information from historical sea-level records. Understanding how past sea level has changed in response to rising surface temperatures is a critical step in our ability to predict sea-level rise into the next century and beyond.