Sarah Feakins

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-7168
Office: ZHS 223F

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website


  • B.A. Geography, University of Oxford, 2001
  • Ph.D. Geology, Columbia University, 2006

  • Postdoctoral Training

    • NOAA Global and Climate Change Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 07/2006-08/2008  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    I use biogeochemical analytical approaches to answer intriguing questions about climatic and ecological change. Organic geochemical and compound-specific isotopic approaches provide new tools for high resolution studies. Current projects include compound-specific carbon isotopic reconstruction of paleovegetation and development and application of hydrogen isotopic proxies for paleohydrology.
    Research Specialties
    Compound-specific hydrogen and carbon isotopic analysis; Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology; Isotope Biogeochemistry; Organic Geochemistry.

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
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