Lesleigh Anderson


Lesleigh Anderson conducts research that investigates the paleoclimate of western North America using geochemical and sedimentary proxies in lake sediments, fossil wood and peatlands. Her current focus is on documenting past patterns and variability to better evaluate ongoing and potential changes in regional water availability.



  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Utah (1985)
  • M.Sc., Geology, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2000)
  • Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005)


Other Publications (see Publications tab below for main list)

Miller, G.H., Brigham-Grette, J., Alley, R.B., Anderson, L., Bauch, H.A., Douglas, M.S.V., Edwards, M.E., Elias, S.A., Finney, B.P., Fitzpatrick, J.J., Funder, S.V., Herbert, T.D., Hinzman, L.D., Kaufman, D.S., MacDonald, G.M., Polyak, L., Robock, A., Serreze, M.C., Smol, J.P., Spielhagen, R., White, J.W.C., Wolfe, A.P., Wolff E.W., 2010. Temperature and Precipitation history of the Arctic. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1679-1715.

Abbott M.B., Anderson, L., 2009. Lake-Level Fluctuations, in "Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments," Springer-Verlag.

Anderson, L., Abbott, M.B., Finney, B.P. and Burns, S.J., 2007. Late Holocene moisture balance variability in the southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 26: 130-141.