Greg de Wet

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Departments

Education

  • PhD: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2017
  • MS: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2013
  • BSc: Bates College, 2011

Contact Information

Specialty

Arctic paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, biogeochemistry

Research Interests

Arctic climate change, previous warm periods in the high latitudes, lake biogeochemistry, lake sediment reconstructions

Bio

My primary research focus is reconstructing paleoenvironments from high latitude sites using lake sediments. I use a wide range of proxies, ranging from traditional sedimentological techniques to novel organic biomarkers. My recent research has focused on pairing paleoclimate reconstructions with records of human presence in a landscape to discern how human populations (such as the Norse in Greenland) have responded to shifts in climate. For my post-doc at CU Boulder I am investigating temperature changes during past interglacials (MIS 5 and 7) using biomarkers extracted from lake sediments on Baffin Island. Broadly I am interested in Arctic climate change and how the high latitudes affect global climate.

Awards

  • Fulbright Research Scholarship, Fulbright Program, 2014