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Isotopic Geochemistry

Using radioactive isotope systems to determine the age and origins of minerals and rocks, primarily as tracers of magmatic processes and the evolution of the earth.

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Organic molecules in natural waters can help us to understand the global cycling of biologically important elements like carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

Specializing in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances, and petrology. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.

Earth News

Dec 9, 2020 New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth’s Plate Subduction Began

Several billion-year-old rocks tell the story of the planet’s transiti...

Nov 24, 2020 Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

Scripps Oceanography's David Sandwell among those recognized by Americ...