Braddock K. Linsley

My research is focused on utilizing the geochemistry of corals, microfossils and marine sediments to document past oceanographic and climate conditions over a range of time-scales from sub-annual to glacial-interglacial. In addition to my role as a Lamont Research Professor, I also serve as Director of the Lamont-Doherty Stable Isotope and Trace Element Laboratory, New Core Lab, and Director and teacher in the M.S. in Sustainability Science Program. I came to Lamont in 2011 after 16 years as a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany-SUNY.

Fields of Interest

Paleoclimate, stable isotope and trace element geochemistry, massive corals, oysters and oyster reefs, foraminifera


  • Postdoctoral (1991-1995): Research Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX Mentor: Dr. Robert B. Dunbar
  • Ph.D. (1990), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Geology) Advisor: Dr. Roger Y. Anderson 
  • M.S. (1984), University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (Geology) Advisor: Dr. Robert C. Thunell
  • B.S. (1982), St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York (Geology, with honors)