Current Role at Stanford


Deputy Director, Earth Systems Program

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Earth Systems Program

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Teacher Award, presented by the University of California San Diego, University of California San Diego (2001, 2002)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Stanford University (1989-1992)
  • Pond Prize for best undergraduate thesis in Geology, Amherst College (1987)

Professional Education


  • B.A., Amherst College, Geology (1987)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Geological and Environmental Sciences (1995)

Journal Articles


  • Neotropical human-landscape interactions, fire, and atmospheric CO2 during European conquest HOLOCENE Nevle, R. J., Bird, D. K., Ruddiman, W. F., Dull, R. A. 2011; 21 (5): 853-864
  • The Columbian Encounter and the Little Ice Age: Abrupt Land Use Change, Fire, and Greenhouse Forcing ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS Dull, R. A., Nevle, R. J., Woods, W. I., Bird, D. K., Avnery, S., Denevan, W. M. 2010; 100 (4): 755-771
  • Effects of syn-pandemic fire reduction and reforestation in the tropical Americas on atmospheric CO2 during European conquest PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY Nevle, R. J., Bird, D. K. 2008; 264 (1-2): 25-38
  • A gold-bearing horizon in the Kap Edvard Holm Complex, East Greenland Economic Geology, Bird, D. K., Arnason, J. G., Brandriss, M. E., Nevle, R. J., Radford, G., Bernstein, S., Guanacos, R. A., Keleman, P. B. 1995; 90: 1288-1300
  • Imprint of meteoric water on the stable isotope compositions of igneous and secondary minerals, Kap Edvard Holm Complex, East Greenland Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Brandriss, M. E., Nevle, R. J., Bird, D. K., O'Neil, J. R. 1995; 121 (1): 74-86
  • TERTIARY PLUTONS MONITOR CLIMATE-CHANGE IN EAST GREENLAND GEOLOGY NEVLE, R. J., Brandriss, M. E., Bird, D. K., McWilliams, M. O., ONEIL, J. R. 1994; 22 (9): 775-778