Speakers Club: Matt Kirby

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Webb Hall 1100


I research late Quaternary paleoclimates with a specific focus on the Holocene, although my interest extends into the last glacial/interglacial and their transitions. I endeavor to use multi-proxy, multi-disciplinary research methods that use historical records of climate change as a calibration for assessing past climate states. Although my present research is concentrated in lacustrine environments, I have worked in the marine realm. I suspect that my research will ultimately involve both terrestrial and marine settings as I attempt (i.e., as do many paleoclimatologists) to deconvolve the large-scale ocean-atmosphere (and solar) relationships that drive global climate change. Recently, I have been using sediments from coastal Thailand and Southern California to reconstruct past tsunami activity and past climates.


Matt Kirby