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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 teach "Climate Change, global warming and energy resources" (Geol 109). In the past, I co-taught "Conservation of Natural Resources"and "Bio-course" in Mexico.