Julia Gottschalk

Julia Gottschalk is a marine geologist and climate scientist who studies the past dynamics of the climate system based on various climate archives from the ocean and from land. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University) funded through the German Research Foundation working on better understanding past interglacial climate states and carbon cycle dynamics with Bärbel Hönisch, Gisela Winckler, Bob Anderson and Jerry McManus. Further information on her current research project can be found in the project database of the German Research Foundation GEPRIS. Julia Gottschalk received her undergraduate degree in Geosciences from the University of Bremen (Germany) in 2009 and completed her PhD degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2015. Over the recent years, her research focused on past climate- and ocean dynamics in the southern high-latitudes. She recently joined 33 other international scientists during Expedition 383 of the International Discovery Program to the South Pacific (Dynamics of the Pacific Antarctic Circumpolar Current) onboard the Joides Resolution. Her research also led her to sail to the Arctic Ocean aboard RV Ivan Petrov, the North Pacific aboard RV Sonne, the North Atlantic aboard RV James Cook and the South Atlantic aboard RV Marion Dufresne. Publications can be found on her Google Scholar profile page. Associated research data are publicly available via the PANGAEA database.

Fields of Interest

Past Earth system and climate dynamics, Mechanisms of ocean carbon cycle changes over centennial to orbital timescales, Interglacial climate dynamics, Multi-proxy approaches (foraminiferal and bulk sedimentary elemental composi-tions and isotopes), Proxy development (e.g., redox proxies and 14C dating of foraminifera), Proxy-model integrations


University of Bremen (Germany) - BSc Geosciences (2009); State University Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Dept. of Geology and Oceanography (2007/2008), University of Bremen (Germany) MSc Marine Geosciences (2011), Cambridge University (UK) - PhD Earth Sciences (2015)

Honors & Awards

Exceptional Reviewer for Geology, Geological Society of America (2018), German Research Foundation Global Research Fellowship (2017), Best Poster Award at Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference (2015), Gates Cambridge Scholarship (2011), Cambridge Home and European Scholarship Scheme Award (2011)

Gottschalk, J., Zhang, X., Burke, A. Old problems and new challenges in understanding past ocean circulation and carbon-cycle changes, Editorial of Past Global Changes (PAGES) Magazine on Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycle 27:2, 47 (2019) doi: 10.22498/pages.27.2.47