Climate variability – past to present

Our research is centered on improving our understanding of past, present and future climate variability through the generation of new quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions, assembling large proxy datasets and through proxy – climate model comparisons.  These approaches help us to understand how climate has varied in the past, to discover the underlying mechanisms driving those changes and to better understand how well models can simulate these processes.  We also seek to understand how and why landscapes and ecosystems respond to these changes, in order to better understand climate risk and sustainability.

Drs Copy Dr. Tim Shanahan

Associate Professor

Department of Geological Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

office:  JGB 5.202