David McGee

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Fields of interest: 
Dryland paleohydrology, eolian dust deposition and transport in past climates, constant flux proxies in ocean sediments

My research applies the tools of isotope geochemistry to questions of paleoclimate, paleoceanography and hydrology.  My current projects include:

-Using cave deposits to understand past changes in dryland hydrology

-Reconstructing past dust deposition rates and provenance in marine sediments

-Improving our understanding of constant-flux proxies used in paleoceanographic studies (230Th, 3He)


List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science
Columbia University
M.S. in Earth and Environmental Science
Tulane University
B.A. in Geology
Carleton College
M.A. in Teaching
Chatham College
Honors & Awards: 
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009
DEES Best Teaching Assistant Award 2009
NSF GK-12 Teaching Fellowship 2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2005
Phi Beta Kappa 1996
Selected Publications: 
A Great Basin-wide dry episode during the first half of the Mystery Interval? , Broecker, W. S.; McGee, D.; Adams, K. D.; Cheng, H.; Edwards, R. L.; Oviatt, C. G.; Quade, J. , Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 28, p.2557-2563, (2009)

Covariant glacial-interglacial dust fluxes in the equatorial Pacific and Antarctica, Winckler, G.; Anderson, R. F.; Fleisher, M. Q.; McGee, D.; Mahowald, N. , Science, Apr 4, Volume 320, Issue 5872, p.93-96, (2008), DOI 10.1126/science.1150595

Deglacial changes in dust flux in the eastern equatorial Pacific, McGee, D.; Marcantonio, F.; Lynch-Stieglitz, J. , Earth and Planetary Science Letters, May 15, Volume 257, Issue 1-2, p.215-230, (2007), DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.02.033