Bor-jiun Jong
Graduate Students
Graduate Program in Oceanography
Graduate Student
Short history

Growing up in Taiwan, where is constantly stricken by tropical cyclones, floods, and earthquakes, I have been interested in Earth Sciences since I was a kid. I am especially eager to find out the causes and mechanisms of the climate system and its impact on human society, so I majored in Geosciences for my undergraduate. Later, I studied paleoceanography with a focus on the Barium cycle in the Arctic Ocean for my master thesis. I analyzed the Ba/Ca ratios in planktic foraminifera to understand the driving factors of the Barium cycle in the Arctic Ocean throughout the last glacial period. When I am not in the lab, I love spending my time hiking, cycling, and swimming. I also enjoy reading books and watching Netflix in a cozy room when the weather is unforgiving.


Research interests

I am interested in reconstructing the history and mechanisms of the climate and ocean systems using geological records. I am particularly intrigued by the verification of paleo proxies through comparing them to modern records, and subsequently, improving our ability to reconstruct the past climate. By studying the past climate, I aim to better predict the possible future scenarios in a warmer climate.

For my PhD, I will focus on the climate impact of reverse weathering and apply isotopic analysis to marine sediment, comparing the modern and paleo records. The goal is to estimate the CO2 emission rate and scale of reverse weathering in the ocean and its significance to the climate system.



2018, B.S., Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2021, M.S., Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

2023 – present, Ph.D. Student, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University