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Stable Isotope Laboratory
Earth and Planetary Sciences
1156 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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SIL Faculty Directors

Christina Ravelo   Christina Ravelo
Professor of Ocean Sciences
acr@es.ucsc.edu
831-459-5751
E&MS C512
  • Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology
  • Pliocene warm period climate
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Website
       
James Zachos  

James Zachos
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
jzachos@es.ucsc.edu
831-459-3745
E&MS A218

  • Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Marine Stratigraphy
  • Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (~55 mya)
  • Climatic, chemical, and biological evolution of late Cretaceous and Cenozoic oceans
  • Website
       
Paul Koch  

Paul Koch
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
pkoch@es.ucsc.edu
831-459-3745
E&MS A218

  • Isotope Biogeochemistry and Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Paleoecology of different groups of vertebrates
  • Ecology of modern animals
  • Website
       
Matt McCarthy  

Matt McCarthy
Associate Professor of Ocean Sciences
mccarthy@pmc.ucsc.edu
831-459-4992
E&MS C458
Lab E&MS C465

  • Organic geochemistry, marine organic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles.
  • Amino acids and other nitrogen-containing biomarkers.
  • Study open ocean and hydrothermal sea floor ecosystems.
  • Website
       
Raphe Kudela   Raphael M. Kudela
Associate Professor of Ocean Sciences
kudela@ucsc.edu
831-459-2244
E&MS C276
Lab E&MS C280
  • Ecological modeling and remote sensing.
  • Satellite oceanography.
  • Phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms.
  • Website


Lab Manager

Dyke Andreasen   Dyke Andreasen
SIMS Instrument Specialist
dandreasen@es.ucsc.edu
831-459-5751
E&MS C512
  • Manage the Light Stable Isotope facility
  • Manage contract samples
  • Oversee standardization and QC/QA
  • Facilitate research via training and consultation