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Katharina Billups

Associate Director, Oceanography and Professor


  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Davis, 1991.
  • M.S., Geology, University of California, Davis, 1993.
  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, 1998-2000


Research Interests

My research involves the application of stable isotopes in planktonic and benthic foraminifera to extract paleoenvironmental information about the surface and deep ocean. I am interested in the processes behind the climate record, which necessitates comparisons of proxies from millennial to tectonic time-scales. This research is anchored in large volumes of stable isotope analyses on relatively small samples, and I have stable isotope mass spectrometer to make these measurements.


Complete listing of courses taught by Dr. Katharina Billups

Billups Publications

A list of publications by Dr. Katharina Billups


• Climatology/Meteorology• Paleoceanography• Earth History & Paleoclimate


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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