THURE E CERLING portrait
  • Chair Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • Distinguished Professor, Biology
  • Distinguished Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Education

  • BSc, Geology, Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • MSc, Geology, Iowa State University. Project: Correlation of tuffs in the Lake Rudolf region of Kenya
  • PhD, Geology, University of California Berkeley. Project: Paleochemistry of Lake Turkana

Biography

I use stable isotopes to understand ecological questions such as soil formation, animal physiology, wildlife ecology, and climate change. I work on time scales that include current (and future) events, but also work on fossil systems up to millions of years old.