Office: Science East 4031/Science West 304
Department: Environmental Science
Position: Associate Professor (Chairperson)
Area Specialization: Isotope geochemistry, palaeoclimatology
Education and Appointments:
2010-2012 - NOAA/UCAR Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine
2010 - PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia
2006 - MSc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2004 - BSc, University of Wollongong, Australia
My research interests are primarily focused on the use of geochemical tracers preserved in sedimentary carbonate and phosphate deposits ("proxies")--including cave stalagmites, fossil teeth, and lake sediments--to reconstruct past environmental/climate and landscape evolution. Specifically, my research is centered around building records of past environmental change over numerous time scales, ranging from the last millennium to the last ~100 million years, using various isotope systems and elemental tracers encoded in these natural archives. I also work with atmosphere-ocean general circulation models (GCMs) and proxy system models (PSMs) to elucidate the mechanisms for the changes observed in the proxies.
Griffiths' Google Scholar, Researchgate
Grants (funded and pending)
Antarctic volcanism as a new player in forcing global climate change [CI: S.Frisia, CI: J.Hellstrom, PI: M.L. Griffiths] Australian Research Council (ARC), $614,469. Pending.
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