Harry J. Dowsett

U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Harry J. Dowsett earned a Ph.D. degree in geological sciences from Brown University, RI, USA, in 1988, where he developed a magnetobiostratigraphic framework within which paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic problems could be investigated. He is currently the Project Chief of the Pliocene Research, Interpretation, and Synoptic Mapping (PRISM) group at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va, USA. His primary research focus includes all aspects of Pliocene climate, but he specializes in the application of planktic foraminifera to climate change research. PRISM’s research is a vital part of the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP), providing the only existing Pliocene global climate dataset to participating climate model groups. He also serves as an Editor of the journal Micropaleontology and is an Adjunct professor of geology at George Mason University. From 2002 to 2003, Dr. Dowsett was an Associate Director of the Paleoclimatology Program at the National Science Foundation. His start at the USGS came after being awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in 1987.

Biography Updated on 29 December 2011

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