Terrestrial Paleoclimate and Earth Systems Research
Understanding interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere through time
Our research is focused on on understanding how earth's climate and ecosystems have changed through time. We seek to understand the links and feedbacks between the biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere to examine how earth's past can help inform its future. We use a combination of organic molecular biomarker and stable isotope measurements, coupled with field studies, and numerical models in order to build an understanding of the Earth system. We are particularly focused on studying past climates to understand how the Earth’s climate may behave in the future as greenhouse gases increase in our atmosphere. Field sites include western North America, east Asia, and South America.
- The Hren Lab is looking for new undergraduate student researchers for pay or credit!Posted on February 15, 2023
- Welcome to Jon Smolen, a new Postdoctoral Scientist in the Group!Posted on February 15, 2023