Prof. Alyssa Atwood
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at Florida State University. My research focuses on developing paleoclimate reconstructions from the tropics based on the stable isotope and trace element geochemistry of corals and lake sediments. I combine these records with theory and climate models of varying complexity to investigate the characteristics and mechanisms of past and future climate variability and change. Prior to arriving at FSU in the Spring of 2019, I completed my Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Washington, co-advised by David Battisti and Julian Sachs. Subsequently, I was a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow working with Kim Cobb at Georgia Tech and John Chiang at UC Berkeley.
In my downtime, I enjoy being outdoors, preferably in the ocean or roaming somewhere in the mountains.