Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Natasha Piatrunia

Natasha  Piatrunia
B.A., Anthropology, Hunter College CUNY, 2012
B.A., Geology, Queens College CUNY, 2015

Office: EPS 4.134
Mailcode: C1140

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I am interested in using organic biological markers (biomarker) and stable isotope geochemistry to understand past changes in the climate on a variety of timescales. My Ph.D. research focuses on using branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (br-GDGTs) and hydrogen isotopes in leaf waxes of terrestrial plants in finely laminated lacustrine sediments from the North Island of New Zealand to generate high-resolution paleoclimate record of climate variability in the mid-latitudes of Southern Hemisphere.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2017)

Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016)

Wieland and Kurchin Grant for Undergraduate Research - Hunter College CUNY Anthropology Department (2012)

Ernestine Friedl Graduation Prize for Best Performance among Graduating 2012 Class - Hunter College CUNY Anthropology Department (2012)

Tropical Hydroclimate Change during Heinrich Stadial 1, AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Hydroclimate of North Island of New Zealand during the Last 45 ka, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Evidence for the initial opening of the Tasman Gateway during the Early to Middle Eocene (51.9-49.0 Ma) based on the shallow water stratigraphy from South Tasman Rise ODP Leg 189 Site 1171, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2014)