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Darrell Kaufman, Regents’ Professor

School of Earth and Sustainability
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4099

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Research Interests
Paleoclimatology:  proxy data syntheses and stewardship; effect of climate change on the physical and biological properties of lake sediment; glacier, sea-level, and lake-level fluctuations; Arctic paleoclimate
Geochronology: amino acid racemization, radiocarbon and tephrochronology

PhD, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991
MS, Geological Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 1987
BS, Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982
BA, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982

Assistant to Regents’ Professor, School of Earth & Sustainability, NAU, since 1998
Assistant to Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Utah State University, 1993-98
NATO-NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology, University of Bergen, Norway, 1992
Geologist, US Geological Survey, Branch of Alaskan Geology, Alaska, 1982-85

Selected Professional Activities
Lead Author, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR6); Working Group I Technical Summary and Summary for Policy Makers
Science Steering Committee, Past Global Changes (PAGES), 2015-2020
Advisory Panel, NOAA World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, 2014-18
Council, American Quaternary Association, 2010-14
Founding co-editor, Quaternary Geochronology, 2006-2017
Co-chair, NSF Paleoenvironmental Arctic Sciences (PARCS), 2002-05
Council, Geological Society of America, Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology, 2001-03

Editorships – Special Issues
Climate of the past 2000 years (2018). Climate of the Past (
Amino acid geochronology: Recent perspectives (2013). Quaternary Geochronology, v 16
Holocene paleoenvironmental records from Arctic lake sediment (2012). Journal of Paleolimnology, v 48.1
Late Holocene climate and environmental change inferred from Arctic lake sediment (2009). Journal of Paleolimnology, v 9.1
Paleoenvironments of Bear Lake, Utah and Idaho, and its catchment (2009). GSA Special Paper 450

Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2019
Regents’ Professor, Northern Arizona University, 2012
Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, 2011