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Catherine Davis

Asst Professor

Jordan Hall 4132


Ph.D. University of California Davis 2016

M.Sc. University of Bristol 2012

B.A. University of Pennsylvania 2008

Area(s) of Expertise

My research interests are at the intersection of modern and paleo- oceanography, and include chemical oceanography, micropaleontology, and paleoclimatology. My research combines lab-based, field-based, and sedimentary approaches to understand the long-term effects of global climate on oceanographic environments.

My current research focus on how oxygen and carbon content changes in open ocean environments in response to rapid climate change. I am also interested in questions of how the marine microfossils, such as foraminifera, record their chemical microenvironment and how they can be best used as paleoceanographic proxies to extend our oceanographic records into the past.