Martin Stute

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemistry
Ann Whitney Olin Professor and Co-Chair
Environmental Science Barnard College
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109 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8704
Fax: 
(845) 365-8155
Fields of interest: 
Isotope Hydrology, Water Resources, Paleoclimate.

When I was about eight-years-old, I did not speak to my parents for a whole day because they threw a banana peel out of our car, which I found was unacceptable from an environmental point of view. I knew early on that I wanted to dedicate my career to environmental issues and studied Physics, because there was no such thing as Environmental Science back then. My PhD thesis research topic at the University of Heidelberg focussed on novel tracer techniques to study the dynamics of ground water flow, and the use of ground water as an archive of paleoclimate. I have been interested in water issues ever since and can still hardly resist to take a plunge into a thermal spring I encounter or take a sip from a well that might tap an interesting aquifer. I believe that water will play an increasingly important role in our attempts to achieve a sustainable global development. I am also trying hard to be a decent teacher and undergraduate and graduate student adviser, because I think that is where faculty members have the most influence on the future of our planet.

Some of my projects include:

  • Health Effects and Geochemistry of Lead ( details )
  • San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD/EarthScope) ( details )

 

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Prom.
Heidelberg
1989
Dipl.
Heidelberg
1985
Referenced in the Following News Items: 
Selected Publications: 
A paleotemperature record derived from dissolved noble gases in groundwater of the Aquia Aquifer (Maryland, USA), Aeschbach-Hertig, W.; Stute, M.; Clark, J. F.; Reuter, R. F.; Schlosser, P. , Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Mar, Volume 66, Issue 5, p.797-817, (2002), Pii S0016-7037(01)00804-3

Tritium/He-3 dating of river infiltration: An example from the Danube in the Szigetkoz area, Hungary, Stute, M.; Deak, J.; Revesz, K.; Bohlke, J. K.; Deseo, E.; Weppernig, R.; Schlosser, P. , Ground Water, Sep-Oct, Volume 35, Issue 5, p.905-911, (1997)

Cooling of Tropical Brazil (5-Degrees-C) during the Last Glacial Maximum, Stute, M.; Forster, M.; Frischkorn, H.; Serejo, A.; Clark, J. F.; Schlosser, P.; Broecker, W. S.; Bonani, G. , Science, Jul 21, Volume 269, Issue 5222, p.379-383, (1995)