Julie Richey, Ph.D.
Paleoclimate and Environmental Change
Establishing a baseline of natural climate variability over the past 2,000 years is essential to accurately predicting regional responses to anthropogenic climate change. My research focus is reconstructing temperature and hydroclimatic variability in the Gulf of Mexico/Subtropical Atlantic Ocean using a broad range of different paleoclimate archives. In addition to generating proxy-based paleoclimate records, I am working on proxy development and calibration studies to improve our ability to quantify past changes in temperature, salinity and precipitation in both terrestrial and marine environments.
- Using stable isotopes and trace elements to reconstruct climate from coral skeletons
- Investigating the effect of water quality and coral ecology on geochemical proxies
- US Virgin Islands
- Dry Tortugas National Park
- Florida Keys Reef Tract
Project web page: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/crest/research-themes/climate.html
Holocene Paleoclimate in the Gulf of Mexico
- Calibration of paleocenographic proxies using Sediment Trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico
- Generating high-resolution records of sea surface temperature in the northern Gulf of Mexico using foraminiferal Mg/Ca
- Garrison Basin (Gulf of Mexico)
- Fisk Basin (Gulf of Mexico)
- Pigmy Basin (Gulf of Mexico)
- Sediment Trap Site (Gulf of Mexico)
- Ph. D. - Marine Geology (2010), Univ. of South Florida, College of Marine Science
- M.S. - Marine Geology (2007), Univ. of South Florida, College of Marine Science
- B.S. - Geological Sciences/Biological Sciences (2004), The Ohio State Univ.
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=595LDgUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao