• My primary area of research is paleoclimatology, with a specific interest in the forcings that initiate climate changes, and the mechanisms by which climatic signals propagate globally. To this end, I have investigated abrupt climate events of the recent geologic past (i.e., since the last glacial period), as well as the evolution of the Earth's climate over the last 600 million years.

    My laboratory methods include foraminiferal trace and minor element geochemistry, and carbonate clumped isotope geochemistry. I am especially interested in the integration of paleoclimate data and model simulations, which is achieved through collaborations with climate modelers and dynamicists.

    I am happy to speak with motivated prospective graduate students.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Comparison of clumped isotope signatures of dolomite cements to fluid inclusion thermometry in the temperature range of 73–176 °CGeochmica et Cosmochimica Acta.  199:31-47. 2017
    2016 Methane Hydrate: Killer cause of Earth's greatest mass extinctionPalaeoworld.  25:496-507. 2016
    2014 Climate-forced change in Hudson Bay seawater composition and temperature, Arctic CanadaChemical Geology.  388:78-86. 2014
    2014 Clumped isotope signatures in modern brachiopod carbonateChemical Geology.  377:20-30. 2014
    2013 Oxygen isotopes and MgCO3 in brachiopod calcite and a new paleotemperature equationChemical Geology.  359:23-31. 2013
    2012 The end-Permian mass extinction: A rapid volcanic CO2 and CH4-climatic catastropheChemical Geology.  322:121-144. 2012
    2011 Does the space environment affect the ecosphere?Eos.  92:297-298. 2011
    2011 Regional climate variability in the western subtropical North Atlantic during the past two millenniaPaleoceanography.  26:n/a-n/a. 2011
    2009 Methods and limitations of 'clumped' CO2 isotope (Delta47) analysis by gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometry.Journal of Mass Spectrometry.  44:1318-1329. 2009
    2008 Subtropical Atlantic salinity variability and Atlantic meridional circulation during the last deglaciationGeology.  36:991-994. 2008
    2008 Rapid early Holocene deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheetNature Geoscience.  1:620-624. 2008
    2008 Deglacial variability in the surface return flow of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulationPaleoceanography.  23:n/a-n/a. 2008
    2007 Coupling of surface temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the Palaeozoic era.Nature Nature: New biology.  449:198-201. 2007
    2007 Amplitude and timing of temperature and salinity variability in the subpolar North Atlantic over the past 10 k.y.Geology.  35:315-318. 2007
    2007 North Atlantic intermediate depth variability during the Younger Dryas: Evidence from benthic foraminiferal Mg/Ca and the GFDL R30 Coupled Climate ModelGeophysical Monograph Series.  247-263. 2007
    2003 Atlantic Ocean circulation during the Younger Dryas: Insights from a new Cd/Ca record from the western subtropical South AtlanticPaleoceanography.  18:10-11. 2003

    Teaching Activities

  • Introduction to Climate Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Oceanography Taught course 2019
  • Paleoceanography Taught course 2018
  • Seminar in Earth Sciences Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Climate Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Oceanography Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Oceanography Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Oceanography Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Phil of Earth Science Taught course 2017
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Climate Taught course 2016
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Climate Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Geology/Earth Science, Boston College
  • M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A. Philosophy, Boston College
  • PHD Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Full Name

  • Rosemarie Came