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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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Aluwihare Lab: Chemistry & Biology of Ocean Organic Matter
Organic molecules in natural waters can help us to understand the global cycling of biologically important elements like carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.
Scripps Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory (SIGL)
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.

Recent Publications

Barry, P. H.; de Moor, J. M.; Giovannelli, D.; Schrenk, M.; Hummer, D. R.; Lopez, T.; Pratt, C. A.; Segura, Y. A.; Battaglia, A.; Beaudry, P.; Bini, G.; Cascante, M.; d'Errico, G.; di Carlo, M.; Fattorini, D.; Fullerton, K.; Gazel, E.; Gonzalez, G.; Halldórsson, S. A.; Iacovino, K.; Kulongoski, J. T.; Manini, E.; Martinez, M.; Miller, H.; Nakagawa, M.; Ono, S.; Patwardhan, S.; Ramirez, C. J.; Regoli, F.; Smedile, F.; Turner, S.; Vetriani, C.; Yucel, M.; Ballentine, C. J.; Fischer, T. P.; Hilton, D. R.; Lloyd, K. G.
Inglis, E. C.; Moynier, F.; Creech, J.; Deng, Z. B.; Day, J. M. D.; Teng, F. Z.; Bizzarro, M.; Jackson, M.; Savage, P.