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Lesleigh Anderson

I study past climates and environments using sediments from lakes, wetlands, and permafrost with an emphasis on water isotope tracers. The continuous records that I develop extend from the present through past decades, centuries, millennia, and previous glaciations and reflect hydroclimatic processes on global, regional, and local scales.

My main study areas are the North America cordilleran west, from Alaska to the southern Rockies. My main interests are to discover water isotope data which documents how and why changes in climate have affected alpine and arctic landscapes across space and through time. In addition to paleoclimatology and geochronological methods, my research also includes multiple perspectives from aspects of paleolimnology (lake sedimentology, geochemistry, hydrology), geomorphology, and the modern climatology of North Pacific ocean-atmosphere interactions.