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Kimberly Vanessa Lau
PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2014-2015

Kimberly Lau is a candidate for a PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences. She has a  B.S. degree in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University in 2009.

Her research focuses on the coevolution of the Earth and its biosphere on geologic time scales. In particular, she is interested in understanding how the oceans respond  linked to the global carbon cycle. For her PhD, she is using isotope geochemistry to determine the global extent of ocean anoxia and acidification during the Permian-Triassic time interval. This period included the largest extinction of the last ~500 million years and is considered an analog for modern-day climate change