Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes
Postdoc
617-253-5733
E25-610
Education
PhD, Columbia University, 2013
BSc, McGill University, 2008
Bio and Interests

I am using natural radioisotope distributions in the ocean to quantify chemical fluxes of climatic and biogeochemical relevance. For instance, aerosol mineral dust and the trace metal nutrients this dust releases, such as iron, are important parameters in terms of continental erosion, atmospheric circulation and marine phytoplankton productivity. I am currently pursuing a time-series study in the North Pacific to document changes in lithogenic and radiogenic thorium isotopes. The goal is to relate these data to variability in mineral dust flux and trace metal delivery, potentially on timescales from seasons to several decades.

I also have a continuing interest in understanding physical and biogeochemical change in the ocean throughout the Pleistocene.

Publications
Author(s)
Hayes, C. T.; Anderson, R. F.; Fleisher, M. Q.; Serno, S.; Winckler, G.; Gersonde, R. (2013)
Journal Citation
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 383: 16-25
Author(s)
Hayes, C. T.; Anderson, R. F.; Jaccard, S. L.; Francois, R.; Fleisher, M. Q.; Soon, M.; Gersonde, R. (2013)
Journal Citation
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 369-370: 86-97
Author(s)
Jaccard, S. L.; Hayes, C. T.; Martinez-Garcia, A.; Hodell, D. A.; Anderson, R. F.; Sigman, D. M.; Haug, G. H. (2013)
Journal Citation
Science 339: 1419-1423
Author(s)
Hayes, C. T.; Anderson, R. F.; Fleisher, M. Q.
Journal Citation
Paleoceanography 26: PA1207
Author(s)
Hayes, C. T., R. F. Anderson, M. Q. Fleisher, S. Serno, G. Winckler, and R. Gersonde (2014)
Journal Citation
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 391: 307-318
Awards
Award Year
2013
Award Name
W. O. Crosby Post-doctoral Fellowship
Research Groups, Labs, and Centers