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Madelyn J. Mette, Ph.D.

My research aims to understand the impacts and variability of North Atlantic surface currents and rapid climate changes of the recent past (Late Holocene).  Trained in the methods of sclerochronology, I measure the physical and chemical properties within the shells of marine bivalves as proxies for past environmental variability.

Professional Experience

  • 2020-present – Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL

  • 2020 – Lecturer in Environmental Systems Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

  • 2018-2019 – Postdoctoral Scholar, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

  • 2018 – Science Communications Intern, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Washington, D.C.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Geology, Environmental Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

  • B.A., Geology (Honors Thesis), Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

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