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Matthew E. Kirby

Associate Professor, Paleoclimatology

Graduate Committee Chair/Advisor

California State University, Fullerton

Department of Geological Sciences

Fullerton, CA 92834

mkirby@fullerton.edu

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001

Office Room: MH-276

Office Phone: (657) 278-2158

Lab Room: DBH-175

Lab Phone: (657) 278-3303

 

 

kirby walking with stick

The search for tsunami deposits in Oneonta Slough, CA (Spring 2012). Photo by Susan Cobo.

   

 

     

Paleo Logo

 

 

Floating Core Rig

Coring Lake Elsinore (Summer 2010).

 

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/CSUF-Kirby-Paleoclimatology-and-Paleotsunami-Laboratory/200490163340101

 

A Quick Overview: I research late Quaternary paleoclimates with a specific focus on the Holocene, although my interest extends into the last glacial/interglacial and their transitions. I endeavor to use multi-proxy, multi-disciplinary research methods that use historical records of climate change as a calibration for assessing past climate states. Although my present research is concentrated in lacustrine environments, I have worked in the marine realm. I suspect that my research will ultimately involve both terrestrial and marine settings as I attempt (i.e., as do many paleoclimatologists) to deconvolve the large-scale ocean-atmosphere (and solar) relationships that drive global climate change. Recently, I have been using sediments from coastal Thailand and Southern California to reconstruct past tsunami activity and past climates.

 

Interested in Getting a Master's Degree in Geology? If you're interested in paleoclimate studies and becoming a member of an exciting and growing department, please contact me at the e-mail address above (or the CSUF department in general).

 

CV (PDF - updated 4/14/14)

 

Research - I have stopped updating this link...too many lakes, too many projects. If you want to know what I am doing, check out our Facebook page for recent lab activity or see what we've published recently.

 

Spring 2014 Classes (office hours T 130-430)

GEOL 440: Paleoclimatology

GEOL 510T: Paleolimnology

 

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