IMS Affiliated Faculty

Thomas P Guilderson
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A316
    • Off Campus
  • Mail Stop Ocean Sciences

Summary of Expertise

Subjects of interest include biogeochemistry, the carbon cycle, climate change, isotopic and chemical tracers (atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial),  interaction of sea level and climate, paleoclimatology, geochronology, and marine geology

Biography, Education and Training


Ph.D.    -  1997  Columbia University (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

M. Phil -  1996  Columbia University (Geology)

M. Sc.  -  1993  Columbia University (Geology)

B. Sc.   -  1987  University of South Carolina (Marine Science) cum laude and with honors from South Carolina College


Post-doctoral research fellowships:

1998-2000       Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, LLNL

1997-1999       Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

1997                Geological Sciences, Princeton University


Honors, Awards and Grants

 E.O. Lawrence Award (Biological & Environmental Science), 2011, Department of Energy

Exemplary post-doctoral scholar mentor, 2011, Physical & Life Sciences Directorate, LLNL

Distinguished Honors Alumnus (2000), South Carolina Honors College of the University of SC

Selected Exhibitions

Collaborative work with UCSC artist Saul Villegas: