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Joep van Dijk

Joep van Dijk

Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

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  • MS: Utrecht University, 2014
  • PhD: ETH Zürich, 2018

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Paleoclimate and paleoceanography


What do I do around here?

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher that aims to reconstruct the marine ecosystem response (e.g. productivity, biogeochemical cycling) to the meteorite impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and many other species at the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary.

Previous work

I have worked on terrestrial paleoclimate reconstructions using the clumped and oxygen isotope composition of pedogenic siderite during my PhD. Prior to that I have reconstructed the salinity and temperature of the Mediterranean Outflow during the Last Glacial Termination.


I am interested in environmental reconstructions in deep-time with an emphasis on understanding the consequences of anthropogenic climate change.