Dr. Isla S. Castaneda

Dr. Isla S. Castaneda
Assistant Professor
UMass Amherst
Department of Geosciences
611 N Pleasant St
233 Morrill Science Center
Fields of interest
Organic and stable isotope geochemistry, paleoclimate, paleolimnology, paleoceanography, Pliocene climate, proxy comparison and validation

Description of scientific projects
My main research interests lie in utilizing organic geochemical and isotopic proxies to examine paleoclimate, paleoceanography and paleolimnology. I am particularly interested in tropical paleoclimate, the response of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to climate change and anthropogenic activities, spatial and temporal patterns of climate variability, and in the development of new organic geochemical proxies.