Sascha Serno

No longer at LDEO: 
Staff Associate
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
237 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8661
(845) 365-8150
Fields of interest: 
Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Dust, Marine Geochemistry


My research interests comprise the application of different types of isotopes (He, Th, O), REEs, productivity proxies (excess barium, organic carbon, C/N ratios, carbonate contents) and XRF data to study modern and past climatic and oceanographic changes in marine sediments.

In more detail, I am studying the application of He and Th isotopes as well as REEs and excess barium to reconstruct modern and past dust flux and productivity changes in the Subarctic North Pacific. Further, I work on reconstructions of Holocene changes of the Southern Westerlies, inferred from multi-proxy studies (involving O isotopes of foraminiferal shells, organic carbon, C/N ratios, carbonate contents and XRF data) on high resolution marine sediment cores from the southern Chilean fjord system (work with Prof. Dr. Helge W. Arz from the IOW Warnemünde, Dr. Frank Lamy and Magaly Caniupán from the AWI Bremerhaven and Prof. Dr. Rolf Kilian from the University of Trier).


Advisors:  Prof. Gisela Winckler, Prof. Robert F. Anderson, Prof. Dr. Gerald H. Haug (ETH Zürich, University of Potsdam)



List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Diploma in Geology
University of Potsdam, Germany