Louisa Bradtmiller

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Climate science

Olin-Rice Science Center, 249d
Telephone: 651-696-6837

Professor Bradtmiller is an isotope geochemist and paleoclimatologist/paleoceanographer interested in the ocean's role in climate change over glacial-interglacial timescales. Her recent research includes the use of uranium-series isotopes in the reconstruction of glacial ocean circulation rates, and in the characterization of those same isotopes in modern seawater and sediments. She is also involved in ongoing research into ocean biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling, with a focus on the transfer of carbon between the ocean and atmosphere during periods of past climate change.

  • BA in Geology, Smith College, 2002
  • MA in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate, Columbia University, 2005
  • MPhil in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate, Columbia University, 2006
  • PhD in Geochemistry, Columbia University, 2008