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Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geological Sciences
BioI am a geochemist and climate scientist working on the water and carbon cycles in terrestrial environments. My work includes studying the response of past and present terrestrial landscapes to changes in climate using modeling approaches, geochemical measurements, and field observations. Broadly, I am interested in the role that Earth's continents play in modulating habitable surface conditions over geologic time, and in using sediments to reconstruct past changes in weathering and hydrologic fluxes over Plio-Pleistocene to Phanerozoic timescales.
I am a postdoc at UC Berkeley in Earth and Planetary Science Department supported by a Miller Institute Research Fellowship and President's Postdoctoral Fellowship. Previously, I was a postdoc in Geological Sciences at Stanford University (2018-19), and received my Ph.D. (Earth System Science, 2018), M.S. (Geological & Environmental Sciences, 2014) and B.S. (Civil & Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy) and Geological & Environmental Sciences, 2012) degrees from Stanford University.
Starting January 2021 I will be an Assistant Professor at Brown University appointed in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society.
UC Berkeley Profile: http://eps.berkeley.edu/people/daniel-ibarra
Brown University Profile: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/dibarra
Research Website: https://sites.google.com/site/danibarra650/
The W. M. Keck Professor of Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCurrent research interests include the Neogene stratigraphy, paleoceanography, and depositional history of marine basins and continental margins of the Pacific Ocean with a focus on the California borderland and Gulf of California. Other interests involve study of marine diatomaceous sediments, the sedimentary record of the oxygen minimum zone, and application of benthic and planktonic foraminifera to questions surrounding the history of the global ocean and climate change.