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Martin A. Medina Elizalde

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Departmental affiliation: Geology

Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (2007)
M.S., Center of Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico (2002)
B.S., University of Southern Baja California (1997)

Research Interests

I am interested in the areas of Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography. Particularly, I am interested in: 1) understanding the climate evolution of the tropical regions during the ice ages and the last 10,000 years (Holocene Epoch); 2) investigating the role of climate change in the development of the ancient Maya civilization, and; 3) in determining the impact of atmospheric greenhouse gases in past and future climate change. You can see and read more about my research in my personal website: http://medinaelizalde.net/Martin/Welcome.html 


At Amherst College, I currently teach Geol 109: Climate Change, global warming and energy resources and Geol: 331: Paleoclimatology. In the past, I co-facilitated two courses in Mexico for CICY-RN: "Conservation of Natural Resources"and "Bio-course". At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I co-facilitated GS 4: Introduction to Oceanography and GS 130: Global Warming, Science and Society.