William D'Andrea

Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
205D Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8654
(845) 365-8150

My research is geared toward understanding global climate change, including current anthropogenic driven changes and past changes to the Earth System.  I investigate the natural modes and underlying forcing mechanisms of past climate variability, with the goal of developing a better understanding of how the Earth System responds to natural and human-induced perturbations.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Brown University
Brown University
Binghamton University
Thesis committee member of Laura B. Levy (Dartmouth College)
Thesis committee member of David Vaillencourt (Northern Arizona University)
Selected Publications: 
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

The influence of 14C reservoir age on interpretation of paleolimnological records from the Tibetan Plateau, Hou, J; D'Andrea, W.J.; Liu, Z. , Quaternary Science Reviews, 07/2012, Volume 48, p.13, (2012)

Proxy-to-proxy calibration: Increasing the temporal resolution of quantitative climate reconstructions, von Gunten, L; D'Andrea, W.J.; Bradley, R.S.; Huang, Y. , Scientific Reports, 08/2012, Volume 2, Issue 609, p.6, (2012), 10.1038/srep00609

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

Abrupt Holocene climate change as an important factor for human migration in West Greenland, D'Andrea, William J.; Huang, Yongsong; Fritz, Sherilyn C.; Anderson, N. John , PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JUN 14, Volume 108, Number 24, p.9765–9769, (2011)

Phylogenetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of alkenone-producing haptophyte algae in lakes: Implications for continental paleotemperature reconstructions, Theroux, Susanna; D'Andrea, William J.; Toney, Jaime; Amaral-Zettler, Linda; Huang, Yongsong , EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, DEC 1, Volume 300, Number 3-4, p.311–320, (2010)

Holocene carbon burial by lakes in SW Greenland, Anderson, N. J.; D'Andrea, W.; Fritz, S. C. , GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, NOV, Volume 15, Number 11, p.2590–2598, (2009)

Can sedimentary leaf waxes record D/H ratios of continental precipitation?: Field, model, and experimental assessments, Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; Huang, Yongsong , GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, JUL 15, Volume 72, Number 14, p.3503–3517, (2008)

An efficient method for isolating individual long-chain alkenones for compound-specific hydrogen isotope analysis, D'Andrea, William J.; Liu, Zhonghui; Alexandre, Marcelo Da Rosa; Wattley, Sarah; Herbert, Timothy D.; Huang, Yongsong , ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, MAY 1, Volume 79, Number 9, p.3430–3435, (2007)

Evidence for water use efficiency as an important factor in determining the delta D values of tree leaf waxes, Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; MacDonald, Dana; Huang, Yongsong , ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume 38, Number 8, p.1251–1255, (2007)

Hydrogen isotopic variability in leaf waxes among terrestrial and aquatic plants around Blood Pond, Massachusetts (USA), Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; MacDonald, Dana; Huang, Yongsong , ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume 38, Number 6, p.977–984, (2007)

Alkenone producers inferred from well-preserved 18S rDNA in Greenland lake sediments, D'Andrea, William J.; Lage, Melissa; Martiny, Jennifer B. H.; Laatsch, Abby D.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Sogin, Mitchell L.; Huang, Yongsong , JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES, SEP 19, Volume 111, Number G3, p.G03013, (2006)

Long chain alkenones in Greenland lake sediments: Low delta C-13 values and exceptional abundance, D'Andrea, W. J.; Huang, Y. , ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume 36, Number 9, p.1234–1241, (2005)