Bärbel Hönisch


Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

Columbia University


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

235 Comer

61 Route 9W

Palisades, NY 10964, USA


phone: + 1 845-365-8828

            + 1 845-365-8875 (TIMS lab)

fax: +1 845-365-8155

contact me by email

Education and professional career


2012-present Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

                       Columbia University, NY.

2007-2012    Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,

                       Columbia University, NY.

2005-2006    Research Scientist at Marum, Bremen University; Adjunct Associate Research

                       Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, and Visiting

                       Scientist at SUNY Stony Brook, NY.

2003-2005   Associate Research Scientist at the School of Earth and Environmental

                       Sciences, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Adjunct Associate Research Scientist

                       at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, and Visiting Scientist

                       at SUNY Stony Brook, NY.

2002-2003    Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,

                       Palisades, NY,  and Visiting Scientist at SUNY Stony Brook, NY.

1999-2002    Ph.D. student investigating the trace elemental (Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, Ba/Ca, U/Ca)

                       and stable isotopic composition (δ11B, δ18O, δ13C, δ44Ca) of biogenic

                       carbonate with special interest in marine carbonate chemistry, Alfred Wegener

                       Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.

                       Advisors: Dr. J. Bijma, Prof. D.A. Wolf-Gladrow.

   1999           Diplom (masters) in Marine Biology (secondary subjects: Geology, Ecology).

                       Thesis title: Occurrence and isotopic composition of otoliths from Walvis Ridge

                       sediments, University of Bremen, Germany. Advisors: Prof. V. Smetacek,

                       Prof. G. Wefer.

   1995           Vordiplom (BA) in Biology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.



Teaching Activities


Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, NY

•  EESC W4926 Chemical Oceanography

•  EESC W4920 Paleoceanography

  1. EESC V1030 Introduction to Oceanography

  2. EESC G9600 Seminar in Paleoclimatology: The Mid-Pleistocene Transition

•  EESC G9802 Seminar in Geochemistry: Paleoproxies