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Ph.D. candidate - Paleoclimate, tectonics, and landscape evolution

How have mountain ranges grown and changed through time? I study the co-evolution of mountain ranges and the climates that they are bathed in -- how mountains grow and shrink, how that influences regional climate, and how that in turn influences the further development of mountains. In order to tease out their histories and the feedback mechanisms at work, I primarily use geochemistry of light stable isotopes from sediments, soils, and organic molecules, in a context of data from sedimentology, structural geology, and other disciplines.

Contact me

Email david dot auerbach at yale dot edu

Department of Geology & Geophysics
Yale University
P.O. Box 208109
New Haven, CT 06520-8109


Our paper on the Miocene uplift history of the southern Altiplano (Bolivia) recently came out in EPSL. (PDF)