Wright, James

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As a paleoceanographer, Jim Wright studies the ocean’s role in past climate changes using stable isotope reconstructions. Of particular interest are the effects of freshwater on North Atlantic deep-water circulation over the past 20,000 years and the influence of tectonic changes over the past 35 million years. Jim also works on reconstructing past sea level using corals and past pCO2 variations using stable isotopes in paleosols.


108. Liutkus-Pierce, C. M., Takashita-Bynum, K. K., Beane, L. A., Edwards, C. T., Burns, O. E., Mana, S., Hemming, S., Grossman, A., Wright, J. D., and Kirera, F. M., 2019, Reconstruction of the Early Miocene Critical Zone at Loperot, Southwestern Turkana, Kenya: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, v. 7, p. 44.

107. Fung, M., Schaller, M., Hoff, C., Katz, M., and Wright, J., 2019, Widespread and intense wildfires at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: GEOCHEMICAL PERSPECTIVES LETTERS, v. 10, p. 1-6.

106. Swart, P. K., Blättler, C. L., Nakakuni, M., Mackenzie, G. J., Betzler, C., Eberli, G. P., Reolid, J., Alonso-García, M., Slagle, A. L., and Wright, J. D., 2019, Cyclic anoxia and organic rich carbonate sediments within a drowned carbonate platform linked to Antarctic ice volume changes: Late Oligocene-early Miocene Maldives: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 521, p. 1-13.

105. Beck, C. C., Feibel, C. S., Wright, J. D., and Mortlock, R. A., 2019, Onset of the African Humid Period by 13.9 kyr BP at Kabua Gorge, Turkana Basin, Kenya: The Holocene, p. 0959683619831415.

104. Lanci, L., Zanella, E., Jovane, L., Galeotti, S., Alonso-García, M., Alvarez-Zarikian, C. A., Bejugam, N. N., Betzler, C., Bialik, O. M., and Blättler, C. L., 2019, Magnetic properties of early Pliocene sediments from IODP Site U1467 (Maldives platform) reveal changes in the monsoon system: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 533, p. 109283.

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