David P. Gillikin
B.S. 1994, SUNY New Paltz; M.S. 2000, Marine Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ph.D. 2005, Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
My research has most recently involved the validation of bivalve shell geochemistry as a proxy of climate and environmental change. My interests are broad and have included biogeochemistry and ecophysiology. I have a specific interest in bridging the disciplines, including chemistry biology and geology, to address multi-faceted environmental problems. My current projects include estuarine and freshwater biogeochemistry, freshwater mussel shell geochemistry, isotope chemostratigraphy and chemical dendrochronology.
- Geology 106: Restless Oceans
- Geology 120: The Earth and Life Through Time
- Geology 207: Stable Isotopes Geochemistry
- Geology 305: Biogeochemistry
- Geology 308: Advanced Oceanography
- Poulain, C., A. Lorrain, R. Mas, D. P. Gillikin, F. Dehairs, R. Robert, and Y.-M. Paulet (2010). Experimental shift of diet and DIC stable carbon isotopes: influence on shell Î´13C values in the Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum. Chemical Geology 272: 75-82.
- Gillikin, D. P., K. A. Hutchinson and Y. Kumai (2009). Ontogenic increase in metabolic carbon in freshwater mussel shells (Pyganodon cataracta). JGR-Biogeosciences 114, G01007.
- McConnaughey, T. A. and D. P. Gillikin (2008). Carbon isotopes in mollusk shell carbonates. Geo-Marine Letters 28: 287-299.
- Gillikin, D. P., A. Lorrain, Y.-M. Paulet, L. AndrÃ©, and F. Dehairs (2008). Synchronous barium peaks in high-resolution profiles of calcite and aragonite marine bivalve shells. Geo-Marine Letters 28: 351-358.
- Gillikin, D. P., A. Lorrain, Â§L. Meng and F. Dehairs (2007). A large metabolic carbon contribution to the Î´13C record in marine aragonitic bivalve shells. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71: 2936-2946.
- Gillikin, D. P., F. Dehairs, A. Lorrain, D. Steenmans, W. Baeyens, and L. André (2006). Barium uptake into the shells of the common mussel (Mytilus edulis) and the potential for estuarine paleo-chemistry reconstruction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70: 395-407.