Evolution of Earth

Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Cruz, Earth & Planetary Sciences, 2020

Overview of Earth system processes and history for Earth science majors.
Instructors: Profs. Paul Koch and Terrence Blackburn.


Prepare and lead remote (Zoom) laboratory sessions, focusing on quantitative modeling and interpretation of Earth system processes. Develop new laboratory exercises focusing on isotope geochemistry and Quaternary paleoclimate reconstructions.

Topics Covered

Computation in Microsoft Excel, cosmochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochronology, radiative balance, isostasy, mass extinction events, Quaternary climate cycles.