My research works to understand mechanisms driving natural variability in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography, along with the response of the ocean to anthropogenic climate change. I use geochemical and sclerochronological techniques to generate environmental reconstructions from marine proxy archives to address these issues.
4/7/14 see press for the Water Scarcity and Solutions conference here: http://tinyurl.com/qbyu5g3 and video of the talks here: http://tinyurl.com/ky6yfrm.
4/3/14 Our paper calibrating coralline algae Mg/Ca to sea surface temperatures will be published in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
4/2/14 Congratulations to Sarah Barnes or her Scripps Environmental Research grant award. She will be measuring stable isotopes in proteinaceous corals from the southern Line Islands.
3/12/14 The Keck Science Dept and the CMC Athenaeum are hosting Dr. Ben Santer for seminars this week.
3/6/14 Congratulations to Jessica Ng on her Scripps Environmental Research grant award. She will be working to reduce the subannual dating uncertainty in reconstructions of temperature from coralline algae.
3/1/14 Branwen is presenting at the Water Scarcity and Solutions conference (http://www.taipdconference.com).
2/24/14 Ocean Science Meeting in Honolulu! Branwen is presenting at the Ocean Sciences meeting (http://tinyurl.com/o6uzrhz) and co-chairing a session (http://tinyurl.com/n7b9lnu).
11/12/2013 Congratulations to Sasha Ponomareva for her presentation of thesis research at the Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting. You can see her discuss her research here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3vQ84hTWek.