William Daniels

Paleolimnology
Paleoclimate
Freshwater resources
Candidate: 
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Office: 
134 Morrill Science Center II

I use lake sediments to study past changes in climate, particularly in the Arctic, with the goal of using paleoclimate records to improve our predictions of future climate change. The sedimentological tools I utilize include biomarkers (leaf wax isotopes, GDGTs, etc.), diatom assemblages, and sediment lithology and geochemistry. This multi-proxy approach is important for understanding the way that climate change impacts aquatic ecosystems. I am currently focused on the Lake El'gygytgyn Project led by Dr. Brigham-Grette. I am also interested in how other stressors (invasive species, pollution, etc.) impact freshwater ecosystems and freshwater resources, in both Arctic and urban settings.

Contact us

Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200