University of Pittsburgh: Geology and Planetary Sciences


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My research interests are in developing an understanding of the interactions between humans and their environment using stable isotopes and geochemistry of lake sediment cores.  I primarily use oxygen isotopes of carbonate minerals to understand hydroclimate variability over the Holocene at a variety of sites.  Additionally, I use trace metal concentrations in lake sediments to assess mining, metallurgy, smelting, and erosion associated with past human activities in regions with few historical records.


Dian surface core
Lake sediment core from Dian, China




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© Aubrey Hillman 2009