David P. Pompeani

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Professional Preparation

• Jan. 2010 to present, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Ph. D. Geology

• Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2009, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, B.S. Geology


• Mark B. Abbott, Univ. of Pittsburgh Dept. of Geology and Planetary Science


• Flint Memorial Field Scholarship


• Sept. 2011 to present. Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Geology and Planetary Science

• Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2011. Graduate Student Researcher, University of Pittsburgh, Geology and Planetary Science

• July. 2008 to Aug. 2008. Svalbard Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation and University Centre in Svalbard

• Sept. 2007 to Dec. 2009. Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Geology and Planetary Science

Pompeani DP, Steinman BA, Abbott MB (2012). A Sedimentary and Geochemical Reconstruction of Water Level Changes from Rantin Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology


• Mihindukulasooriya LN, Ortiz JD, Abbott MB, Pompeani DP (2011). Reconstruction of Holocene Paleoclimatic Variability using High Resolution Diffuse Spectral Reflectance Data from Cleland Lake, British Columbia. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts. Minneapolis. October, 2011.

  • Pompeani DP and Abbott MB (2011). Early Holocene Lake-level Reconstruction from Rantin Lake in southern Yukon Territory, Canada. Arctic Workshop Abstracts 2011. Université du Québec à Montréa

• Pompeani DP, Abbott MB, Bain DJ, Steinman BA, Purcell CC (2011). An 11,000 year fire history of the Keweenaw Peninsula from Copper Falls Lake. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. vol. 43, no. 1, p. 111.
• Mihindukulasooriya L, Ortiz JD, Abbott MB, Pompeani DP (2011). Evaluation of lake sediment composition and productivity using high resolution diffuse spectral reflectance data from Cleland Lake, southwestern Canada. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. vol. 43, no. 1, p. 162.
• Pompeani DP, Abbott MB (2011). Early Holocene lake-level reconstruction from Rantin Lake in the Southern Yukon. Arctic Workshop Abstracts 2011. Université du Québec à Montréal. March, 2011.
• Shue BD, Pompeani DP, Abbott MB, Monecke K, Ortiz JD, Stoner J (2010). Prehistoric Tsunami Deposits along the Oregon Coast: Evidence from a Coastal Lake in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Pittsburgh Geological Society 8th Annual Student Night. April, 2010.
• Pompeani DP, Abbott MB, Ortiz JD, Bain DJ, Steinman BA (2009). A 370 year varve-based climate reconstruction from Linnévatnet on western Svalbard. Arctic Workshop Abstracts 2009. Bates College.
Limnological Fieldwork 
• March 2012. Illinois
• July-August 2011. Montana, British Columbia
• August 2010. Alberta, British Columbia

• June 2010. Michigan

• May-June 2010. Washington, British Columbia, Alberta

• March 2010. Alaska

• July-August 2009. Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

• July-August 2008. Svalbard