Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Pamela Martin Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences
Director, Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES)

Education

Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

Current Research

My research broadly focuses on reconstructing changes in deep ocean temperature, chemistry, and ocean circulation using variations in microfossil geochemistry as proxy data for climate change. The goal is to understand the role of the oceans in the carbon cycle and climate change as well as to document natural climate variation, My interest in past climate change and an interest in environmental issues has recently drawn me towards issues within environmental science related to present climate change and disruption of natural biogeochemical cycles, including the carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions. My focus in this area has been on the impact of agriculture at regional and national scales.