Continental Environments
Research Group (CERG)

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Breaking News

Summer 2013 CERG group members Allie Tessin and Tim Gallagher are going fieldwork in the western US. Tim is also doing fieldwork in Michigan and Wisconsin. Post-doc Lauren Kinsman-Costello is leading sampling efforts for our Lake Huron biogeochemistry project.

May 2013 CERG graduating senior Stephanie Chen receives a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study primate nutrition in China for a year.

May 2013 CERG PI Nathan Sheldon's tenure and promotion to Associate Professor passes the last hurdle.

April 2013 Congratulations to Jen Cotton, who defended her PhD and will start a post-doc at the University of Utah in June. Her complete dissertation can be found here.



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About The Research Group

Professor Sheldon's research group studies paleoclimatology, global change, and biosphere-climate interactions. The group's research investigates linkages between climate and weathering/soil formation on a variety of spatial and temporal scales using whole rock geochemistry, light stable isotopes, and modeling to understand past climatic and environmental change and biogeochemical processes.

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Research Opportunities

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I am always interested in hearing from prospective undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers. My e-mail address is


Contact Information

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Dr. Nathan Sheldon
University of Michigan
Dept. of Geological Sciences
2534 CC Little Building
1100 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Office: 3510B CC Little Building
Labs: 3501 Suite and 1013 - both CC Little Building
Phone: 734.647.7569

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