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Martin A. Medina Elizalde

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Departmental affiliation: Geology

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees

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 

Teaching

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.