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Yarrow Axford

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences


Areas of Focus

  • Polar climate change and glacier retreat
  • Arctic ice melt
  • Paleoclimate, Earth’s climate history


  • Reconstructs Arctic climate history using geological methods including paleolimnology (lake sediment cores) and paleoecology (biological remains used as tracers of past climate)
  • Studies impacts of climate change on Greenland’s glaciers and ice sheet and on sea levels
  • Explores past warm periods in Earth’s history, especially the Holocene and Last Interglacial
  • Conducts field-based investigations at remote sites