From Process to Proxy

Sponsored by Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies.

Workshop Motivation

From Process to Proxy

A Workshop on the mechanisms behind temperature proxies 

January 14-15, 2011
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall


January 14, 2011


1. Understanding global climate change since the early Pliocene: Paleoclimate data versus climate models 

Alexey Fedorov, Yale University

Inorganic proxies:

2. Calcification mechanisms in marine organisms and their implications to isotopic signatures in biogenic carbonate 
Howard Spero, UC-Davis.

3. Ecology and physiology of foraminifera, with implication to foraminifera based proxy calibrations. Ellen Thomas, Yale University

4. Trace element incorporation into marine biogenic carbonate: paleotemperature in oceanic records Harry Elderfield, University of Cambridge

5. Carbonate clumped isotopes thermometry; equilibrium and kinetic effects Hagit Affek, Yale University

Dinner Talk

6. Ice core perspective on paleothermometry, with focus on the tropics Lonnie Thompson, Ohio State University 

January 15, 2011

Organic proxies:

7. Constraints in the application of alkenones to estimate paleotemperatures, from biology to geochemistry Antoni Rosell-Mele, Autonomous University of Barcelona

8. Ecology and physiology on marine archaea; implications for lipid chemistry Chuanlun Zhang, University of Georgia and Tongji University

9. Temperatures from archaeal tetraether lipid distributions: problems and progress Stefan Schouten, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

10. Synthesis. The strength and challenges in paleoclimate research and its application to future climate predictions Raymond Pierrehumbert, University of Chicago 


Rosell Mele