Geosciences Graduate Program Admission Information
Graduate Student Opportunities
The deadline for submission of all materials for Fall 2013 admission is February 15, 2013.
MS in Geosciences – Paleoceanography
Petra Dekens has current NSF-supported graduate research opportunities for paleoceanographic studies of the role of the subtropical Atlantic in the Pliocene-Pleistocene climate transition. The Pliocene is the most recent time in earth history when temperature were warmer than they are today, and understanding the climate processes that caused the transition to a cooler climate can provide insight into possible climate feedbacks in an anthropogenically warmed climate. The project involves reconstructing water column structure using geochemical proxies (Mg/Ca and d18O) in foraminifera. In addition, there are several potential projects reconstructing climate and ecosystem dynamics off the California coast during the early Pliocene warm period. Please contact Petra Dekens for more information (email@example.com) or or see the Geosciences Department web site or the Graduate Studies web site for program details and admissions requirements. Women and people from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.