Naomi E Levin

Naomi E Levin
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
1100 North University Av.
Ann Arbor
Fields of interest
paleoclimate, isotope geochemistry, triple oxygen isotopes, paleoecology, ecosystem change
Description of scientific projects
My group primarily uses stable isotopic records to study interactions between mammals, vegetation, and climate in past ecosystems. Our work involves a combination of geologic fieldwork, isotopic lab work, and modern analog studies. Active projects include reconstructing Plio-Pleistocene environments from sedimentary and isotopic records preserved in the East African rift, isotope hydrology in Ethiopia, paleoecological and sedimentology of mid-Pleistocene sites in South Africa, and mass-dependent Δ17O variation in the sedimentary record and the hydrosphere.