Nicholas Balascio

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
205C Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8189
(845) 365-8150
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
University of Massachusetts
Northern Arizona University
Union College
Selected Publications: 
Investigating the use of scanning XRF to locate cryptotephra in minerogenic lacustrine sediment: Experimental results, Balascio, N.L.; Francus, P.;Bradley, R.S.;Schupack, B.B.; Miller, G.H.; Kvisvik, B.; Bakke, J.;Thordarson, T. , Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research 17, Netherlands, p.305-324, (2015)

Arctic Holocene proxy climate database – New approaches to assessing geochronological accuracy and encoding climate variables, Sundqvist, H.S.; Kaufman, D.S.; McKay, N.P.; Balascio, N.L.; Briner, J.P.; Cwynar, L.C.; Sejrup, H.P.; Seppä, H.; Subetto, D.A.; Andrews, J.T.; Axford, Y.; Bakke, J.; Birks, H.J.B.; Brooks, S.J.; de Vernal, A.; Jennings, A.; Ljungqvist, F.C.; Ruhland, K.; , Climate of the Past, Volume 10, p.1605-1631, (2014)

Locating cryptotephra in lake sediments using fluid imaging technology, D’Anjou, R.M.; Balascio, N.L.; Bradley, R.S. , Journal of Paleolimnology, Volume 52, p.257-264, (2014)

Biogeochemical evidence for hydrologic changes during the Holocene in a lake record from southeast Greenland, Balascio, N.L.; D'Andrea, W.J.; Bradley, R.S.; Perren, B.B. , The Holocene, Volume 23, p.1428-1439, (2013), 10.1177/0959683613493938

Mild Little Ice Age and unprecedented recent warmth in an 1800 year lake sediment record from Svalbard, D'Andrea, W.J.; Vaillencourt, D.A.; Balascio, N.L.; Werner, A.; Roof, S.R.; Retelle, M.; Bradley, R.S. , Geology, Volume 40, Issue 11, p.1007-1010, (2012), 10.1130/G33365.1

Climate impacts on human settlement and agricultural activities in northern Norway: new insights from biogeochemistry, D’Anjou, R.M.; Bradley, R.S.; Balascio, N.L.; Finkelstein, D.B. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 109, p.20332-20337, (2012)

Evaluating Holocene climate change in northern Norway using sediment records from two contrasting lake systems, Balascio, N.L.; Bradley, R.S. , Journal of Paleolimnology, Volume 48, p.259-273, (2012)

Vegetation responses to rapid climatic changes during the last deglaciation 13 500 – 8000 years ago on southwest Andøya, arctic Norway, Aarnes, I.; Bjune, A.; Birks, H.H.; Balascio, N.L.; Bakke, J.; Blaauw, M. , Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Volume 21, p.17-35, (2012)

A multi-proxy approach to assessing isolation basin stratigraphy from the Lofoten Islands, Norway, Balascio, N.L.; Zhang, Z.; Bradley, R.S.; Perren, B.; Dahl, S.O.; Bakke, J. , Quaternary Research, Volume 75, p.288-300, (2011)

Distal cryptotephra found in a Viking boathouse: the potential for tephrochronology in reconstructing the Iron Age in Norway, Balascio, N.L.; Wickler, S.; Narmo, L.E.; Bradley, R.S. , Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 38, p.934-941, (2011)

Equilibrium-line altitudes during the last glacial maximum across the Brooks Range, Alaska, Balascio, N.L.; Kaufman, D.S.; Manley, W.F. , Journal of Quaternary Science, Volume 20, p.821-838, (2005)

Late Pleistocene glacial geology of the Okpilak-Kongakut Rivers region, northeastern Brooks Range, Alaska, Balascio, N.L.; Kaufman, D.S.; Briner, J.P.; Manley, W.F. , Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Volume 37, p.416-424, (2005)