Laura Haynes
Postdoctoral Researchers
Post Doctoral Researcher | Marine Biogeochemistry & Paleoceanography
71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 | Room 211B
Short History

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. My work focuses on understanding changes in ocean chemistry and climate in the geologic past.

My work focuses on understanding the evolution of Earth’s oceans and climate in the past. The deep sea houses one of Earth’s greatest archives of geologic history- layers and layers of mud that build up over time. I measure the chemistry of microfossils found in deep-sea sediments, called foraminifera, to reconstruct changes in ocean carbonate chemistry, such as carbon dioxide content, through time. We also grow foraminifers in the laboratory in order to make calibrations that we can apply to records of past climate change.