Earth History

Roger Fu

Roger Fu

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. 

Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson

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. 

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EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office location - Hoffman G13
p: 617-384-8392, f: 617-495-8839
Daniel Schrag

Daniel Schrag

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.

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Museum of Comparative Zoology, Room 433F
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7676, f: (617) 496-0425
David  Johnston

David Johnston

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.

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EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office Location: Hoffman 302
p: 617-496-5024 f: 617-384-7396
Andrew H. Knoll

Andrew H. Knoll

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

Harvard University Botanical Museum
26 Oxford St.
Cambridge MA 02138

Office location: Botanical Museum Room 50
p: 617-495-9306, f: 617-495-5667

Lab Assistant - Langmuir Lab

 

Position Description:  Professor Charles Langmuir's research focuses on the solid earth geochemical cycle. Members of the Langmuir lab are currently involved in petrologic investigation of the lavas erupted along the Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean.  Professor Langmuir is looking for a laboratory assistant to work with the lab manager on prepping samples and sample digestion for ICP-MS analysis.

·  Required or preferred skills:  Previous lab work related to geology or geochemistry preferred.

·  10-15 hours/week beginning June 5, 2017

Drew Muscente

Drew Muscente

Post-doctoral Fellow
Knoll Group

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.

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Earth and Planetary Science Exhibition Videos

July 23, 2013

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 Hay

Carling Hay

Research Associate
Mitrovica

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.