Katie Harazin

PhD student
Student - Biogeochemistry
OHB G.09



M.S., Chemical M.S., Chemical Oceanography (2013)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Thesis: The trace element composition of suspended particulate matter in the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Western Antarctica
Advisor: Dr. Robert Sherrell

B.S., Geological Sciences (2011)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Undergraduate Thesis: The role of submarine reserves of liquid CO2 in ending an ice age: using foraminiferal trace elements to investigate the last deglaciation
Advisors: Dr. Lowell Stott & Dr. Sergio Sañudo-Wilhelmy


Research interests

General Interests

Paleoceanography; chemical oceanography; trace metal chemistry; foraminiferal trace elements; carbon cycling; ocean circulation; glacial-interglacial cycles

Ph.D. Research

My current work focuses on reconstructing the carbonate ion history of the eastern North Atlantic over the pat 500,000 years using benthic foraminiferal B/Ca. By pairing B/Ca with other proxies, such as d13C, we can better understand changes in ocean circulation and carbon cycling on interglacial-glacial timescales.


Previous Research


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