Hello, my name is Jiawei Da, and I am a geochemist and paleoclimatologist. I am interested in understanding the behaviors of Earth's climate system, especially the terrestrial ecosystem, during past hothouse climates. To quantitatively interpret information from geologic archives, I leverage novel geochemical techniques (e.g., clumped isotope thermometry, triple oxygen isotope) and proxy system models to seek better constraints on environmental variables that control those proxies. My current research focuses on reconstructing atmospheric CO2 levels and East Asian hydroclimate during the warm Pliocene and Miocene using various materials, including paleosols and land snail shells.
Areas of Expertise
Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry, Pedology