Isabel M. Fendley


I am an Assistant Research Professor at Penn State University, since fall 2023!

I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UC Berkeley during my PhD until my graduation in summer 2020, then a postdoc at the University of Oxford from 2020 to 2023. 

I use geochemical (Hg concentration, C, S, O stable isotope composition) and statistical techniques to probe the relationship between volcanic eruptions and environmental change on all timescales: from Large Igneous Province eruptions to recent eruptions. 

I was a guest on the AGU podcast "Third Pod From the Sun" to talk about Mt. Etna and volcano-caused climate change during the early Roman Empire. Check it out!

List of publications and presentations

Current affiliation: 

Pennsylvania State University Department of Geosciences