Donald T. Rodbell
B.S. 1983, St. Lawrence University; M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1991, Geology, University of Colorado
I am interested in documenting the geologic record of global climate change. My focus is on the timing of fluctuations of mountain glaciers during the last 2 million years in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Ecuador, and on the geologic record of El Nino preserved in lake deposits in the tropics. I have also applied these techniques to lake deposits in the northeastern U.S. These records provide important information on natural cycles of climatic change on which human effects have been superimposed.
- Geology 109: Geologic Prespectives on Global Warming
- Geology 112: Environmental Geology
- Geology 202: Origin and Evolution of Landscapes
- Geology 203: Lakes and Environmental Change
- Geology 300: Glacial and Quaternary Geology
- Hall, S.R., Farber, D.L., Ramage, J.M., Rodbell, D.T., Finkel, R.C., Smith, J.A., Mark, B.G., and Kassel, C., 2009, Geochronology of Quaternary glaciations from the tropical Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 2991-3009.
- Rodbell, D. T., 2008, Demonstrating the stratification of dimictic and meromictic lakes in a fish tank: Journal of Geological Education, v. 56, p. 247-250.
- Rodbell, D.T., Seltzer, G. O., Mark, B. G., Smith, J. A., and Abbott, M. B., 2008, Clastic sediment flux to tropical Andean lakes: records of glaciation and soil erosion. Quaternary Science Reviews: v. 27, p. 1612-1626.
- Rodbell, D.T., Smith, J. A., and Mark, B. G., 2009. Glaciation in the Andes during the Late Glacial and Holocene: Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2165-2212.
- Smith, J. A. and Rodbell, D. T., 2010, Cross-cutting moraines reveal evidence for North Atlantic influence on glaciers in the tropical Andes: Journal of Quaternary Science, v. 25, p. 243-248.