The United Nations has awarded Taro Takahashi, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, its highest honor for environmental leadership, the Champions of the Earth award, for his research on the oceans’ uptake of carbon dioxide and its implications for global warming. He was presented with a trophy and a $40,000 prize on Thursday, April 22, in a ceremony in South Korea.
In this annual fall event school groups all along the Hudson River estuary go down to the river's edge to collect scientific information and share it to creat
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Allison Jacobel||Graduate Student||Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, isotope geochemistry|
|Ellen J. Crapster-Pregont||Graduate Research Assistant||moderate to high temperature and pressure geochemistry pertaining both to Earth's interior and meteorites.|
|Qiang Yang||Postdoctoral Research Scientist||geochemistry, hydrogeology, groundwater contamination, arsenic, CO2 sequestration|
|Paolo Montagna||Visiting Associate Research Scientist||Development of geochemical proxies in coral skeletons for paleoclimate reconstructions|
|Amelia Paukert||Graduate Student||Carbon sequestration, hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, water-rock interaction|
|Alison Hartman||Graduate Research Assistant|
|Zahid Aziz||Staff Associate||Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Groundwater Contamination|
|Yue Cai||Associate Research Scientist||Isotope geochemistry (Pb, Sr, Nd, Hf, Li isotopes), submarine geology (mid-ocean ridge system), convergent margin processes, mantle evolution, paleoclimate, geochronology|
|Terry A. Plank||Professor||Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology|
April 22, 2010
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