Earth Institute Staff Directory

Allison M Franzese

Associate Research Scientist , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) , The Earth Institute

P.O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964-1000

BIOGRAPHY: I am an Assistant Professor in the Physical Sciences Unit of the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College, where I teach courses in Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences.

I am also an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Geochemistry Division at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). My research interests involve the application of isotope geochemistry to Paleoceanography. An overarching theme of my research is how the “Global Conveyor Belt” or thermohaline circulation (THC) was different in the past. Many studies have focused on the deep arm of the THC, trying to assess changes in the strength of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) formation and its characteristic properties over glacial-interglacial and millennial timescales. My research focuses on the surface return flow of the THC.