For more than 60 years, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has been a leading research institution, where renowned scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world.

From the planet’s deepest interior to the outermost reaches of its atmosphere, our scientists work on every continent and in every ocean. Their innovation and creativity have yielded spectacular discoveries, and continue to revolutionize the field of Earth science.
The Center for Climate and Life is a natural extension of the Observatory’s existing strengths in geochemistry and climate research, and will equip our scientists with the very latest tools and technologies to investigate the impacts of climate change on those issues that matter most to society.
Learn more about Center for Climate and Life researchers and what they're discovering about how Earth systems work and interact.

O. Roger Anderson

Rosanne D'Arrigo

Bob Anderson

Robin Bell

Michela Biasutti

Natalie Boelman

Wally Broecker

Brendan M. Buckley

Mark Cane

Ed Cook

Ben Cook

William D'Andrea

Peter deMenocal

Hugh Ducklow

Solange Duhamel

Sonya Dyhrman

Peter Eisenberger

Arlene Fiore

Joaquim Goes

David Goldberg

Steve Goldstein

Helga Gomes

Kevin Griffin

Sidney Hemming

Bärbel Hönisch

Andy Juhl

Alexey Kaplan

Peter Kelemen

Yochanan Kushnir

Klaus Lackner

Brad Linsley

Jerry McManus

Jonathan Nichols

Paul Olsen

Neil Pederson

Dorothy Peteet

Pratigya Polissar

Lorenzo Polvani

Maureen Raymo

William Ryan

Ray Sambrotto

Joerg Schaeffer

Richard Seager

Tiffany Shaw

Jason Smerdon

Adam Sobel

Taro Takahashi

Mingfang Ting

Lex van Geen

Gisela Winckler

Beizhan Yan